Wilkins, Harry

Wilkins, Harry



Military History:


Regiment:                               Not known

Rank:                                      Not known

Regimental Number:             Not known

Date of Enlisting:                   8.1914

Date of death:                        4th quarter 1969

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Nothing is known of Harry’s military history except that he enlisted in August 1914.  He saw active service in the War and survived.  He died in the Aylesbury district in the 4th quarter 1969.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                16.6.1893

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Marriage:                      4th quarter 1918


Harry was the third son of Charles and Mary Jane (nee Winter) Wilkins, born at Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 16th June 1893.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. The 1911 census shows him working, alongside his brother Arthur, on the Castle Fields estate in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire.

Harry married Emily L Baker in the Buckingham district in the 4th quarter 1918.  They had four children, Herbert E born 1920, Doris B born 1922, Millicent E M born 1925 and Albert G born 1930.

The 1939 census shows Harry as a bricklayer living with his family in the Thornborough area of Buckinghamshire.

Harry died in the 4th quarter 1969 in the Aylesbury district, Buckinghamshire.


Harry’s brother Percy was killed in action on the Western Front during WWI. His brother Prime Frederick died aged 17 in 1908 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire. His brothers Albert Pretoria and Arthur William both served in WWI and survived.



Name:Harry Wilkins
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Thornborough, Buckinghamshire
Death Date:4th quarter 1969
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Not known
Regiment:Not known
Battalion:Not known
Regimental Number:Not known
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Not known

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