Service no. 17677
Private, Royal Fusiliers, 12th Battalion
Born in Lambeth; enlisted in Southwark
Killed in action on 16 August 1916, aged 24
Remembered at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918
WILKIN, J., Private, Royal Fusiliers.
He volunteered in June 1915, and in September of that year proceeding to the Western Front, was in action in the Battle of Loos, and in various other important engagements. He gave his life for King and Country in August 1916, during the first Battle of the Somme, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the General Service and Victory Medals.
“His life for his Country.”
26 Wyvil Road, South Lambeth Road, S.W.8.
Information from the 1911 census
This is a somewhat tentative identification. There is only one John Wilkin found living in Lambeth in the 1911 census. He was one of 13 children of Robert, 45, and Annie Amelia Wilkin, 46. He was 19 and worked as a flo