Frederick Wilkinson


Feb 24, 1877

Born in Lancashire, England to Richard and Sarah Wilkinson


Aug 16, 1915

Attested into the 35th Battalion in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Number 405470

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Annie Wilkinson, wife, 14 Sproat Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Methodist

Ø  Posted to “C” Company


Oct 16, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



Oct 25, 1915

Disembarked in Plymouth, England.  The battalion was renamed the 35 Reserve Battalion and continued training in England.


Apr 1, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Apr 2, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Apr 18, 1916

Left the CBD to join the battalion


Apr 20, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field in the front line south of Ypres, in the Voormezeele, Belgium area


Apr 30, 1916

Admitted to the No. 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Inflammation of the Intestine and Enteritis

After assessment he was placed in the Division Rest Station at the No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance


May 6, 1916

Discharged to duty from the rest station


Jun 12, 1916

Private Wilkinson was killed by a German trench mortar in the front line trench near Verbrande Molen, Belgium and buried in the Bedford House Cemetery, south of Ypres, Belgium


Following the war, the British War Medal, Victory Medal, (below) Memorial Cross, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his widow Mrs. F.H. Fuller, Grasmere, New Hampshire, USA.  (she had remarried)

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