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VC72   Thomas Wilkinson

BORN  1831

DIED   22 September 1887  AGE   55

VC Won  7 June 1855  AGE 24

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Thomas Wilkinson  No.   

VC Issue No.   72   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Marine Artillery


Now   Royal Marines

Rank VC Won   Bombardier

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant Instructor

Place Of Birth   Marygate, York, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   York, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  York Cemetery, Cemetery Road, York, Yorkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   26 September 1887

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Lime Avenue, Victorian Consecrated Section, Grave 14498

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Headstone, York Cemetery, Cemetery Road, York, Yorkshire, England

P  Memorial bench with plaque (by grave) York Cemetery, Yorkshire (24 October 1992)

Wilkinson House, Royal Marine Barracks, Eastney, Hampshire

P  Wilkinson Drive, Deal, Kent

By The Way…

VC purchased by officers of the Royal Marine Artillery in 1918

VC Held By

Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England



VC 71 VC 73

Whilst serving in the advanced batteries, he repeatedly repaired the damaged works with sandbags under very heavy fire.

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