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  • 87133 Private Percy Wilkinson was killed whilst the battalion held the front line near Loos and he was buried in Loos British Cemetery, grave XX.B.8. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
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Nottingham
His father John lived at 25 Conway Street in 1916 and 12 Wellington Street in 1918 (both Nottingham).
20 Nov 1917
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87133
25 Conway Street Nottingham
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Percy Wilkinson attested at Derby on 25 August 1916 and was put in the Army Reserve. On 14 November 1916 he was mobilised and sent to 5th Training Reserve Battalion arriving on 16 November. He arrived at the 9th Battalion on 25th June 1917 with a batch of 44 other ranks who were replacements for losses at Messines. He served during 3rd Ypres and the attacks of August and October 1917. On 20 October 1917 the battalion moved to its home for the next ten months, Loos Front. The front line was forward of Loos with Cite St Pierre being the reserve lines. The battalion was ordered out of the line on 20 November but this was cancelled and the men would spend a further six days in the trenches. The decision would cost the battalion eight more men killed and one of these was Percy. John Morse
He was buried in Loos British Cemetery.
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  • 87133 Private Percy Wilkinson was killed whilst the battalion held the front line near Loos and he was buried in Loos British Cemetery, grave XX.B.8. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Percy Wilkinson grave - 87133 Private Percy Wilkinson was killed whilst the battalion held the front line near Loos and he was buried in Loos British Cemetery, grave XX.B.8. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse