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Capt. John Wilkinson - 5th South Staffs.


Dave Phillips
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Does anybody have any information on:

Captain John Henry Warburton Wilkinson

1/5th South Staffordshire Regiment

D.O.W. 5/5/17

I have the info. from CWGC and SDGW.

He has a memorial crossroads sign that now stands outside the Bassetts Pole Public House, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands - next to the large road island that where the sign must ave originally stood.

When was he wounded?

Where would he/his parents have lived?

Is such a memorial unusual?

Thanks for any help.

Dave

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Some snippets of info from the London Gazette:

London Gazette 13-7-1916 (Published 11-7-1916)

S. Stafford Regt.

2nd Lt. J. H. W. Wilkinson to be temp. Lt. 20th May 1916.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...&selHonourType=

London Gazette 28-8-1916 (25-8-1916)

South Staffordshire Regt.—2nd Lt. (temp. Lt.) J. H. W. Wilkinson to be Lt., with precedence as from 2nd July 1916. 20th May 1916.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...&selHonourType=

London Gazette 18-7-1917 (17-7-1917)

South Staff's. Regt.—

Lt. J. H. W. Wilkinson (since died of wounds) to be Capt., with precedence as from 1st June 1916, next below Capt. D. A. Clarke. 21st June 1917.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...&selHonourType=

Hope this helps,

Steve.

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Dave

This is his obit from de Ruvigny's:

John Henry Warburton Wilkinson

Captain 5th (Territorial) Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment, only son of John Wilkinson, of Whiteshoots, Bourton-on-the-Water, Co. Gloucestershire, by his wife Margaret Alice daughter of John Warburton. Born Handsworth, Co. Staffordshire, 7th August 1893; educated at Bedales, Petersfield; gazetted 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd April 1916, and Captain 1st June following; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from July, 1915, and died at St Omer 5th May 1917 of wounds received in action near Lens 22nd April previously. Buried at St Omer. Unmarried.

Source De Ruvigny. No photograph

Hope this is of some help

Regards

Pam

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Dave,

I expect to getting a copy of the 1/5th S. Staffs War Diary next Wednesday. Give me a reminder and I'll look him up for you.

Roy

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If you don't mind me asking, where are you geting a copy of the diary from?

Dave,

A contact in the Regiment, no names no pack drill as they say.

Happy to do look-ups for anyone on the forum though.

Roy

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jeff elson's index of the war diaries (1/5th s.staffs) lists the following-

wilkinson 2nd lt j.h. 31/8/15 wounded

wilkinson 2nd lt j.w.h. 2/4/16 wounded

wilkinson 2nd lt 20/4/16 wounded

enoch

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Dave,

The relevant page from the war diary.

Roy

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Dave,

All part of the service.

Roy

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Roy

As you're obviously keen on the 1st/5th S.Staffs, have you seen the well researched article about the trench raid at Rossignol Wood at

http://www.fairmile.fsbusiness.co.uk/leonard.htm

I have visited Rossignol Wood cemetery probably 6 times and I have never been able to get a decent photograph of the graves of the 3 Tipton men killed on that raid.

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Roy

As you're obviously keen on the 1st/5th S.Staffs, have you seen the well researched article about the trench raid at Rossignol Wood at

http://www.fairmile.fsbusiness.co.uk/leonard.htm

I have visited Rossignol Wood cemetery probably 6 times and I have never been able to get a decent photograph of the graves of the 3 Tipton men killed on that raid.

Andy,

Thanks for the interesting link. Some of the stuff is as per the 1/5th war diary but much of it I had not seen before.

Roy

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