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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.

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