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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
John and Sarah Wilkinson (nee Schofield) had a large family of ten children. They had married in Retford in 1869. John’s job as a miner may have been the reason of their moves around the local area, Carlton in Lindrick, Rotherham, Darfield. By 1882, the family appears to have settled in Worksop, living at number 1 John Street in 1901. Their ninth child and last son was born in Worksop in 1888. The head of the family, John Wilkinson, died in 1905 age 62. In 1911 George Wilkinson was living with one of his married brothers, John and his family, at 3 Frederick Street, Worksop working as a coal hewer.
29 Sep 1916
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Lance Corporal
9th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Lance Corpl: G Wilkinson Worksop Guardian 13 October 1916 To the long list of Worksop men who have made the Supreme sacrifice must be added the name of Lance-Corpl. G Wilkinson, of the Leicester Regiment, who resided with his wife and two children at Gateford Road? He was 29 years of age, and previous to enlisting two years ago he worked at Shireoaks Colliery. He had been in France fifteen month’s and was home on leave just before Christmas last year. He had taken part in much of the fighting, and was wounded in the offensive of July 14th, and was in hospital for 10 days. Recovering, he rejoined his regiment and died on September 30th at Rouen, from wounds received in action. In a letter to his brother, written on the morning of the day he was wounded, he states that he was alright, and that his brother was not to trouble about him. An elder brother, William Wilkinson, aged 40, is a seaman on H.M.S. “Fusilier”. The Wilkinson’s are an old and much respected family in Worksop, and much sympathy is expresses with the widow and children, the aged mother and other relatives of the deceased soldier. He was a steady and reliable man, a good citizen, and a gallant soldier.
CWG additional information:- Son of Sarah and the late John Wilkinson, of Worksop, Notts. Buried St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    George Wilkinson - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.