You are not logged in.

The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War

Rfmn. George Wilkinson British Army 3rd Btn Rifle Brigade



Great War>


This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you agree to accept cookies.


If you enjoy this site please consider making a donation.



    Site Home

    Great War

    Search

    Add Stories & Photos

 Features

    Allied Army

    Day by Day

    War in the Air

    Prisoners of War

    The Royal Navy

    Training for War

    The Battles

    Those Who Served

    Hospitals

    Civilian Service

    Women at War

    Life on Home Front

    Central Powers Army

    Central Powers' Navy

    Library

    World War Two

 Submissions

    Add Stories & Photos

    Time Capsule

 Information

    Help & FAQ's

    Our Facebook Page

    Volunteering

    News

    Events

    Contact us

    Great War Books

    About
World War 1 One ww1 wwII greatwar great

219684

Rfmn. George Wilkinson

British Army 3rd Btn Rifle Brigade

from:Salford, Lancs

(d.25th Aug 1916)

From his Army Service Records, George Wilkinson was born in 1889 in Salford, Lancashire and his age at enlistment was 25 in 1914, he was a single man. He was a Reservist. He was seriously wounded (gunshot to the head) on the 3rd May 1915 and transferred to England on the SS St. Patrick. His wound/s were such that he did not return to his unit until exactly one year later when he was transferred to the front line on 3rd May 1916. He suffered another wound on the 21st August 1916 and subsequently died of this wound on the 25th August 1916 aged 27 years, 4 months, 25 days (un-married). George is buried Corbie extension Cemetery France, he was the only son of John & Rose Wilkinson.

His personal belongs returned to his mother were: 1x Cap Badge, 1x Watch (broken), 1x Pen-knife, 1x Cigarette lighter, 4 Coins (Franc). The above items and subsequent medals were to be sent to his mother only to be retained by her until his blind sister (age 14 at his death) reached her majority.






Related Content:







    Can you help us to add to our records?

    The names and stories on this website have been submitted by their relatives and friends. If your relations are not listed please add their names so that others can read about them


    Did your relative live through the Great War? Do you have any photos, newspaper clippings, postcards or letters from that period? Have you researched the names on your local or war memorial?

    If so please let us know.

    Do you know the location of a Great War "Roll of Honour?"

    We are very keen to track down these often forgotten documents and obtain photographs and transcriptions of the names recorded so that they will be available for all to remember.

    Help us to build a database of information on those who served both at home and abroad so that future generations may learn of their sacrifice.




    Celebrate your own Family History

    Celebrate by honouring members of your family who served in the Great War both in the forces and at home. We love to hear about the soldiers, but also remember the many who served in support roles, nurses, doctors, land army, muntions workers etc.

    Please use our Family History resources to find out more about your relatives. Then please send in a short article, with a photo if possible, so that they can be remembered on these pages.













    The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation run by volunteers.

    This website is paid for out of our own pockets, library subscriptions and from donations made by visitors. The popularity of the site means that it is far exceeding available resources.

    If you are enjoying the site, please consider making a donation, however small to help with the costs of keeping the site running.


    Hosted by:

    The Wartime Memories Project Website

    is archived for preservation by the British Library





    Website © Copyright MCMXCIX - MMXVII
    - All Rights Reserved