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VC1127    Alfred Robert Wilkinson

Name   Alfred Robert Wilkinson   No.      

VC Issue No.   1127   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Manchester Regiment, 1/5th Battalion

Later   King's Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment  

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Leigh, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Bickershaw Colliery, Planks Lane, Leigh, Lancashire (now Greater Manchester)

Buried/Location Ashes   Leigh Borough Cemetery, Manchester Road, Lancashire (now Greater Manchester), England


Date Buried/Cremated   23 October 1940

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 1 - U, Grave 99

Gazetted    6 January 1919

VC Presented  22 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Leigh Borough Cemetery, Manchester Road, Lancashire (now Greater Manchester), England

P  Memorial Plaque, Town Hall, Leigh, Gtr Manchester

P  Wilkinson Park Drive, Leigh, Wigan, Gtr Manchester

P  Statue in his honour, Wilkinson Park Drive, Leigh, GTR Manchester

Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Wharf Community Centre, Plank Lane, Leigh, GTR Manchester

By The Way…

He died at work in a tragic accident, from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, unbeknown to him a ventilation pipe was blocked by a dead bird

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1126 VC 1128
VC 1126
VC 1128

BORN   5 December 1896

DIED   18 October 1940   AGE   43

VC Won   20 October 1918    AGE    21

Place VC Won   Marou, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War