Killed by a shell 23rd February 1918, in St Helens, aged 34
Lived at 79 Brunshaw Road
Working in a munitions Factory in St Helens
Buried in Burnley
Cemetery Grave A12697
Burnley Express 27th
||Burnleys Great War Centenary
||Sponsored by: Barry Wilkinson
of Mary Alice Wilkinson
BY A SHELL SAD FATE OF BURNLEY MAN
FAMILY'S THIRD BEREAVEMENT (Burnley Express 27th February 1918)
Mr. and Mrs Ridge, of 79 Brunshaw-road,
Burnley, have suffered their third bereavement through the war, and sincere
sympathy is felt for them in the Fulledge district where they are very
Their son Fred
was killed in the fighting in Gallipoli, and another son Robert,
On Saturday their son-in-law, Mr. Fred Wilkinson, who had resided with
them, died as the result of injuries caused by a shell exploding.
Mr. Wilkinson, who was aged 34 years, was formerly a weaver at Messrs.
R. Emmott's Stanley Mill and joined the Army, but after a time was discharged.
Subsequently he was twice rejected, and over a year ago he got work on
munitions at St. Helens.
He was working as usual on Friday afternoon, when a shell he was dealing
with exploded from some cause, and he was so badly injured that he died
early on Saturday morning.
Yesterday Mr. Wilkinson's remains were brought home to Burnley, and they
will be intered to-morrow