Driver Henry William Wilkinson

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

5 Nov 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Brass foundry worker


Mariner & Co, Crawley Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

29 Butlin Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Cross Roads Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 14th December 1918
Driver Henry William Wilkinson

Pte Henry (Harry) William Wilkinson, 60108, 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action in France on November 5th, 1918, while serving in a machine gun section. Born in Luton, he was aged 23 and single.

In a letter to widowed mother Ruth Wilkinson at 29 Butlin Road, Luton, an officer said: “I am writing to tell you how sorry I am that your son was killed in action on the 5th. He was buried by the padre just outside a little village with several others of the regiment.”

Harry Wilkinson had worked at the Mariner & Co brass foundry in Crawley Road, Luton, before joining the 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment (4300) in September 1914. He served at Gallipoli, from where he was invalided home.

He later went to France, was transferred to the Royal Fusiliers and was wounded by shrapnel. He recovered and went back to the line.

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Driver Henry William Wilkinson

Author: Deejaya

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