Major C A Wilkinson
- Metal Brass
- Other Fabric
- First World War (1914-1918)
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Around the plaque "He died for freedom and honour" on the museum card "Major C A Wilkinson Wilkinson was commissioned into the 2nd KSLI in 1893. For some time he was/attached to the West African Frontier Force and served in Northern Nigeria in 1897/-98 and in 1900 (East and West Africa medal with 2 clasps); he then took part in the Ashanti campaign of 1900 and the relief of Kumasi (medal and clasp, despatches)/Rejoining the Battn, he served with the Mounted Infantry in the Boer War (medal and 5 clasps) On May 10th 1915, he joined the 2nd Battn, then in action on Frezenberg Ridge/near Ypres. Only two days later, on May 12th, he returned to his dugout to fetch/his holdall when a shell pierced the roof, instantly killing him, five other officers and four men. He lies buried nearby with these nine casualties/ “He would doubtless have risen to high rank had his life been spared”
C A Wilkinson