Killed in Action on Thursday, 13th July 1916, age 25.
Commemorated on Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B of Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
13th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps. 111th Brigade of 37th Division.
Son of the late James and Keturah Wilkinson.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: West Bromwich, Resident: Unknown.
First landed France & Flanders, 30th July 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.
Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.
Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/821729/
Birth of Ernest Wilkinson registered September quarter 1891 in Dudley.
12 Swan Village, West Bromwich, Staffs.
James Wilkinson (48, Coal Miner - Underground, born Tipton), his wife Keturah (39, born Tipton), and their 5 children: James (17, Coal Miner - Underground, born Tipton), Gertrude (14, born Tipton), Ernest (9, born Tipton), Ethel (6, born Tipton), and Thomas (3, born West Bromwich).
6 Swan Village, West Bromwich, Staffs.
Keturah Wilkinson (49, Widow, born Tipton), and her 4 children: James (27, Labourer at Bottle Works, born Tipton), Ernest (18, Glass Blower, born Tipton), Ethel May (16, Bottle Packer, born Tipton), and Thomas (13, born West Bromwich).
Ernest was likely to have been born in Holland Street, Toll End, Tipton.
Still to be researched. Contact me if required.