Wilkins, A B
ARCHIBALD BEN WILKINS
Remembered with honour Philosophe British Cemetery: Plot I, Row S, Grave 34.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 9113 Hertfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Archibald’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Archibald in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 14 July 1917; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 29 June 1918 and 28 June 1919.
Son of Eliza (nee KNOWLES) and the late Benjamin WILKINS; husband of Lilian Madge (nee BUNDOCK) WILKINS of Watford.
His parents married 3 January 1869 at St George’s, Bloomsbury, London. Benjamin died 2 February 1905 in Watford aged 58, and was buried 5 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Eliza died 25 February 1923 in Watford aged 78, and was buried 1 March, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Archibald was born 11 November 1888 in Watford, and attended first Beechen Grove Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School from 23 January 1895 to 22 March 1901. He married 1913 in the Watford district; they had one child. He resided in Watford. Lilian remarried 1922 in the Watford district to Albert H WILKINS, and died 18 March 1964 in London Colney, Herts, aged 90.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Watford, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1901 Census, a bricklayer’s assistant aged 12, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a bricklayer aged 22 he still lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and one sibling.
Date of death28/06/1917
Age at death28
Place of death
NotesArchibald is also commemorated on his parent's grave in Vicarage Road Cemetery
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