William Percy Wilkinson (1896–1978)


Derbyshire Yeomanry 2940 & 75893  

Irene Wilkinson
The son of Mary and Henry Wilkinson, Percy was born in October 1896. His father, Henry (who had himself been widowed twice), was the older brother of his mother's first husband, David. At the time of the 1901 and 1911 censuses, most of Mary and David's children were living with Mary and Henry, and he is recorded as being their father.
William married Doris Hitchman of Ashford, in Cheshire, in 1919 and lived there for some time. By 1927 he was back in Ripley running his own confectioner's shop in Oxford Street, which at some point also became a herbalist shop. He died in 1978.

Medal Index card
Wilkinson William P Derby Yeo awarded Victory and British War medals.

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


1901: Crich Carr

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: 12 Oxford St, Ripley
William P Wilkinson b. 31 October 896 Herbalist
Doris M Wilkinson b. 31 July 1898