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which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell

David Harold Wilkinson

Rank Sergeant Regiment Royal Army Medical Corp
Regimental No. 52958 Battalion  
Photo courtesy Irene Wilkinson
David Harold Wilkinson

Family History Notes: Irene Wilkinson
He was the son of David and Mary Wilkinson, both of Crich (there were four other children, three boys and a girl). The census is misleading – Henry Wilkinson was Mary's second husband, and the brother of her first husband – therefore the children's stepfather (and uncle). Mary and Henry married in 1894 and had a son of their own, William Percy. They lived at Crich Carr, close to the Methodist Chapel before moving to Ripley.

David was born in 1889, (the Crich Parish Records show David Harold Wilkinson baptised 13 May 1894 to Mary Wilkinson); he married Dorothy Murfin in Nottingham in 1926, and they had a daughter, Muriel. After the war he lived in Ripley, probably working in the family herbalist shop, D Wilkinson and sons, in Chapel Street, but later owning and running the garage on Derby Road which subsequently became the Ripley Co-op's garage.

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals .
He entered France 04/04/15
Recorded as Harold D. Wilkinson acting Sergeant RAMC 52958

1901 Census: Crich Carr

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Henry Wilkinson Head 54 Herbalist Crich
Mary   wife 48   Coddington
Albert E   son 26 Stone mason Crich
Daniel B   son 22 Stone mason Crich
Anne E   daughter 18   Crich
David H   son 11   Crich
William P   son 4   Crich Carr

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1911 Census: Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Wilkinson Henry Head 64 Herbalist Crich
Mary   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

David Wilkinson's brother Daniel Wilkinson is also on the Roll of Honour.