Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Arthur Wilkinson 1894-1917

with thanks to Marjorie Townend
11 August 1894 in Castleford, West Yorkshire

Son of:
Elisha Wilkinson born 1858 Castleford, glass bottle blower
Emma Wilkinson nee Senior born 1859 Isle of Man
They were married at Whitwood Mere, Yorkshire 16 April 1887

Position in family: The third of a family of 7 children
1. Elijah Wilkinson b.1888
2. Frederick Wilkinson b. 1889
3. Arthur Wilkinson b. 1894 WW1 d.1917
4. Ivy Wilkinson b.1897
5. Elisha Wilkinson b.1899
6. Sarah Wilkinson b.1902
7. unknown

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: 51 Tune Street, Barnsley age 6
1911: 41 Cemetery Road, Barnsley age 16, warehouse boy (paper)
1915: 35 Spencer Street, Barnsley age 20, newsagent assistant to Messrs J Lodge & Sons Barnsley

Marriage: To Emma Harrison at the Parish Church, Carlton, Barnsley on 25 May 1915. Arthur is a bachelor, age 21 (?), rank or profession -  private in the Royal Marines, residence Plymouth. Emma is a spinster, age 22, residence Carlton, daughter of labourer Walter Harrison.

Children: 1. Rita Wilkinson 1915-1925 age 9, died in a road accident

Military Service:
Enlisted: 23 March 1915 at the age of 20 years in Manchester
Regiment and Battalion:   Royal Marine Light Infantry, 2nd Royal Marines Battalion, Royal Navy Division.
Service number and rank: PLY/826(S) Private
Draft for MEF 29 June 1915
Joined Plymouth Battalion 18 July 1915 to 24 November 1915
Rejoined 2nd Royal Marine Battalion 8 December 1915 to 19 February 1917
SW left wrist
Rejoined 2nd RM Bn 3 April 1917 to 28 April 1917 Death.
wife c/o W Harrison,Carlton Green, Carlton, nr Barnsley

Awards: 14/15 Star, British War and Victory medals. Medals not issued/claimed.

Personal information:   *unavailable*

Death:   28 April 1917 age 22, killed or died as a direct result of enemy action

Carlton War Memorial
Arras Memorial, France WILKINSON, ARTHUR 
Grave Reference: Bay 1

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