Frank Wilkinson (c.1898-1918)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

WILKINSON, FRANK. Private. No 136997. 32nd Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 60612 West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Marsden, Huddersfield. Only son of Mrs George Wilkinson, 'Junction Inn', Marsden. Employed as a carding engineer at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. In his leisure time was a keen student of natural history. Enlisted May 1917. Crossed to France eight weeks later. Suffered from a flesh wound in the arm on 3.6.1918. Was wounded again in the leg on 11.6.1918. Admitted to the Australian General Hospital, Rouen, where his leg was amputated. Died of wounds, 15.6.1918, aged 19 years. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block Q, Plot 2, Row G, Grave 22.
His mother received a letter from a Major, who wrote, 'Your son passed away this evening. Amputation of his right leg had been done to try and save his life but unfortunately without avail. His end was painless and very peaceful. All who had anything to do with him feel keenly the loss of so fine a young man.'
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial; memorial in Marsden Churchyard.

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