William Wilkinson

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Reference WMO/266135


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North Kelsey Road




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Gravespace delineated by four square kerb sections with peon post to each corner, headstone immediately forward of top kerb and round vase on desk type base within space which is capped and heavily vegetation contaminated. Vase base has black lead lettering to inclined face, now partially missing. Headstone is vertical rectangular scroll with lower panel to either side, and stands on large horizontal rectangular foundation. Stone face is undecorated except for dedication in faded black lead lettering. Each side panel has standing angel to base, angels have wings folded, eyes downcast and one arm folded across body while other is extended to touch face of headstone proper.
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Headstone In Loving Memory Of / Emma, / The Beloved Wife Of / James Wilkinson, / Departed This Life June 26th 1931 / Aged 74 Years / “Rest In Peace.” / Also / James Wilkinson, / Died Sept. 19th 1932, / Aged 76 Years. / “Re-United.” / Also / William, / Beloved Son Of The Above / Killed In France May 1917. Vase: - A Token Of Love From / Lottei & Kate / Her Duty Nobly Done.

William Wilkinson. Private 241618. 2/5th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Son of James and Emma Wilkinson, brother of Lottie (Charlotte) and Kate Wilkinson. Born c1892 Caistor, enlisted Grimsby and resident Caistor, Lincs. Missing and commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 6.

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