Frederick Herman Wilkinson (1884–1951)


Royal Engineers 289796 & WR/274865 10th Railway Coy

Irene Wilkinson
There were five Wilkinson brothers and a sister, the children of David and Mary Wilkinson, plus a half-brother born after their mother remarried following the death of her husband (at aged 40). Three of them (plus the half-brother) served in the army during WW1.

Frederick was the brother of Daniel Broadhurst Wilkinson and David Harold Wilkinson (both already on the Roll of Honour). He was born on 4th October 1884 at Crich. In 1901, he was living in Sheffield with a cousin and working as a labourer in one of the steelworks. By 1911 he was back living with his family, who by then had moved to Crich Carr. In 1912 he married Hannah Archer of Fritchley and moved to Ripley (as had several other members of the Wilkinson family).

After the War he set up a successful motor repair business in Ripley, first at Heath Road and then on Derby Road. After his death in 1951, the business was left to his younger brother David, who then sold it to Ripley Co-operative Society. The Co-op Garage was subsequently a well-known feature of the town for many years.

Medal Index card
W.R. 274865 Fredk. H. Wilkinson Spr (also RE 289796) awarded Victory and British war medals
Retd 992 KRs CRV [Note: CRV=Certified Receipt Voucher]

Frederick's three brothers David Wilkinson, Daniel Wilkinson and William Wilkinson are also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: 11 Paget Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Robert Shillito Head 26 House painter Nottingham
Maud Shillito wife 23   Sheffield
Doris Shillito daughter 5 mo   Sheffield
Frederick Wilkinson cousin 18 Steel works general labourer Crich

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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: 25 Derby Road, Ripley
Frederick H Wilkinson b. 9 October 1884 Garage Propietor
Hannah Wilkinson b. 16 July 1889
[ Ref: RG101/5921A/009/34]