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VC727   Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson

BORN   29 June 1894

DIED   5 July 1916   AGE   22

VC Won   5 July 1916   AGE   22

Place VC Won   La Boiselle, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   727   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 7th Battalion

Later   Queens Lancashire Regiment

Now   Duke of Lancaster Regiment

Rank VC Won   Temporary Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Lodge Farm, Dudmaston, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England

Place Of Death   La Boiselle, Somme, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery, 5 miles north east of Albert, Somme, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   Pier 11, Face A

Gazetted   26 September 1916

VC Presented   29 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his father, Mr C E Orde Wilkinson


P  Named On Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

P  Memorial Plaque, St Andrews Churchyard, Quatt, Shropshire

P  Named On War Memorial, Wellington School, Crowthorne, Berkshire

P  Named On Oak Victoria Cross Memorial, Wellington School, Crowthorne, Berkshire

P  Named On Victoria Cross Memorial, Wellington School, Crowthorne, Berkshire

P  Named On War Memorial, Parkside School, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Quatt, Shropshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, 80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Named On War Memorial, Sandwick, British Columbia, Canada

Wallet containing two letters to his parents and original citation written by Lieutenant-Colonel Sherbrooke at the Museum of The Queen's Lancashire Regiment, Fulwood Barracks, Preston, Lancashire

By The Way…

He was in Canada at the time war broke out, he made his own way back to England to join up

VC Held By

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England



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The First World War

Thank you to Jill Shepherd, librarian and archivist at Wellington College

Thank you to Mr Beach, Headmaster at Parkside School, Stoke D' Abernon, to photograph the school War Memorial

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