|Royal Engineers||289796 & WR/274865||10th Railway Coy|
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 [ ]
1901: 11 Paget Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield
|Frederick||Wilkinson||cousin||18||Steel works general labourer||Crich|
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|A E||Wheatcroft||daughter (married)||28||Crich|
|W P||Wilkinson||son||14||Shop assistant grocery||Crich|
|J N||Wilkinson||son (widr)||34||Stone mason||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