Gordon Kenneth Wilkinson

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
772458
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
No
Date of death: 
April 12th, 1917
Cemetery: 
Bois-Carre British Cemetery - Pas de Calais, France - I.C.15.
Commemorated at: 
Victoria Public School Honour Roll
Birth country: 
Canada
Birth county: 
Brant
Birth city: 
Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
30 Richmond Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Butcher
Employer: 
MacBride Press
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Single
Age at enlistment: 
18

Letters and documents

Cause and Place of Death: Killed in Action

BX April 28, 1917

Three Homes Here Bereft by War’s Claims 

Three more Brantford homes were saddened by the receipt of telegrams from the war department at Ottawa conveying the news that Privates Lawrence Wilmot Livingston, Gordon Kenneth Wilkinson and C. Anderson had been killed in action on April 12.
    
Mr. Richard Wilkinson, 30 Richmond Street, also had the fateful word this morning that his son, Pte. Gordon Kenneth Wilkinson, Livingston’s chum, had also been killed in action on the same day. He went overseas in the first Brant County Battalion. Before enlisting he worked with his brother-in-law, D. Noble in his butcher shop. He was single. His father lives with a surviving sister, Mrs. Dan Noble. Both boys were chums and were apparently killed together.