Wilkinson Robert William Captain 51693
Name Wilkinson Robert William
Army number 51693
Decorations O.B.E. gazetted 7/1/1949, Territorial Decoration - gazetted 10/10/1947.
Date of birth 31/8/1897. To be confirmed.
Age 96 at the time of his death. To be confirmed.
Unit Enlisted 24/3/1916 - 5th Reserve Battalion The Durham Light Infantry. Served as 8737. Commissioned in The Durham Light Infantry as a 2/Lt in the 5th Battalion 26/4/1917. Attached to the Machine Gun Corps 1918. TA Reserve 8/7/1932. Employed and embodied 24/8/1939. Reserve of 5th Battalion DLI. Posted to the 10th Battalion DLI 22/10/1939. Served B.E.F.? Served Iceland. Transferred to Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 22/10/1942. Posted to REME Mill Hill HQ as Regimental Major. Major (SSC) REME 1/11/1948. Posted to No 6 Vehicle Training Battalion REME 7/4/1952. Posted to No 2 Training Battalion REME 5/8/1952.
Company/Battery 10th Battalion DLI - B Company, A Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 10th Battalion - Company Commander. REME - 2i/c, Battalion Commander.
Joined Brigade 22/10/1939.
Promotions Promoted to Lance Corporal 1916. Lieutenant 26/10/1918, A/Captain 1/9/1939, W/S Captain and T/Major 12/4/1942, A/Lt Col 1/11/1945, W/S Major and T/Lt Col 1/2/1946.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Death registered February 1994, Durham Central. To be confirmed.
Home address West View, Willington.
Source table 10DLI
Mentioned in interview by the late Vane Dyson.