Daniel Broadhurst Wilkinson (1879–1952)


York and Lancaster Regiment 35156 7th Battalion

Photos courtsy Irene Wilkinson

Daniel Wilkinson

Daniel was baptised at Crich on 6 April 1879 at St Mary's, to David and Mary (nèe Broadhurst) and worked as stonemason. He enlisted in the Army in December 1915 but was badly wounded; his leg had to be amputated, and consequently he was discharged on 10th January 1919 with the Silver War Badge when he was aged forty. He had married Alice Madeleine Pitt at Birkenhead during 1916.

Fanel Wilkinson and family

Daniel Wilkinson and wife

Daniel and Alice in later life

Family History Note: Irene Wilkinson
Daniel was a Sapper in the 7th Battalion (Pioneers) York and Lancaster Regiment, which from July to November 1917 was involved in the 3rd Battle of Ypres. He was injured on 10th October 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres, receiving a gunshot wound and fracture to his right leg, and received treatment in a field hospital the following day. At some as yet unknown date and place, much of his right leg was amputated, but he was not discharged until 19th January 1919.

Silver War Badge
7th Battalion. 35156, enlisted 12.12.1915 discharged 10.1.1919 aged 40; badge no B340322

Daniel Wilkinson's brother David Wilkinson is also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Crich Car

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Henry Wilkinson Head 54 Herbalist Crich
Mary Wilkinson wife 48   Coddington
Albert E Wilkinson son 26 Stone mason Crich
Daniel B Wilkinson son 22 Stone mason Crich
Anne E Wilkinson daughter 18   Crich
David H Wilkinson son 11   Crich
William P Wilkinson son 4   Crich Carr

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1911: Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Henry Wilkinson Head 64 Herbalist Crich
Mary Wilkinson wife 58   Crich
A E Wheatcroft daughter (married) 28   Crich
W P Wilkinson son 14 Shop assistant grocery Crich
Harold Wilkinson grandson 10   Crich
B H Wheatcroft grandson 4   Crich
F G Wheatcroft grandaughter 5   Crich
J N Wilkinson son (widr) 34 Stone mason Crich
D H Wilkinson son 21 Chemist Crich
F H Wilkinson son 26 Barber Crich
D B Wilkinson son 31 Stone mason Crich

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The initialled Wilkinson names in the 1911 census are: A.E is Ann Elizabeth Ellen; W.P is William Percy; J.N is James Noah; D.H is David Harold; F.H is Frederick Herman; D.B is Daniel Broadhurst.

1939 Register: Rappart Road, Wallasey
Daniel B Wilkinson b.10 march 1879; incapacitated through illness
Alice M Wilkinson b.3 April 1881
Lena Josephine Walley (Wilkinson) b.19 March 1916; clerk
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