Other names: Charles Frank
Locations in this story: Tollard Royal, WiltshireFarnham, DorsetBombay, IndiaAlexandria, EgyptBournemouth, Hampshire
Story: Charles Frank Wilkins was born in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, in 1894 the son of George Frank Wilkins and Constance Catherine Emma Wilkins (nee Baker). He lived most of his early life in Farnham, Dorset. He married Lilian Kate Lucas in Farnham, Dorset, on 3 Feb 1915. He had enlisted in the Royal Naval Air Service as a Fitter on 10 Sep 1917 and later transferred to the newly formed Royal Air Force on 1 Apr 1918 (Service No. 107517). He served in Bombay, India and Alexandria, Egypt. He became due for discharge on 25 Apr 1919 but elected to remain in service as a Sergeant until finally leaving on 28 Feb 1920. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register his wife was living at 29 Maple Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, as a married woman but no mention is made of Charles. His death record has yet to be found. His brother, Reginald James Wilkins, also served but regrettably died during the conflict.