Other names: Henry Frank
Locations in this story: Farnham, DorsetChickerell, DorsetFrance & FlandersDozinghem Military Cemetery, West Flanders, BelgiumMilborne St. Andrew, Blandford, Dorset.Camberwell, London
Story: Henry Frank Wilkins was born in Farnham, Dorset, in 1887 and baptised there on 19th June 1887, the son of Henry Wilkins and Julia Wilkins (née Mills). He lived his early years in and around Farnham, Dorset. He married Emily Ethel Harborne at St. Bartholemew's Church, Camberwell, London, on 5th March 1910 and they set up home at Chickerell, Dorset. They went on to have two children. Due to lack of military records it is not known when Henry enlisted for service but he was in France and Flanders as a Private with the 2nd Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 29739) when he died of wounds on 10th July 1917 in Belgium. There is a note that he had previously been with the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 15107). He was buried at the Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West Flanders, Belgium. (Grave Reference l.B.15). He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. His wife was by then living at Milborne St. Andrew, Blandford, Dorset, and his name appears on the Village War Memorial there.