Other names: Percival
Locations in this story: Farnham, DorsetSlough, BuckinghamshireLeominster, Herefordshire
Story: Percival Wilkins was born in Farnham, Dorset, on 3 Jan 1900 and baptised there on 18 Feb 1900 the son of William John Wilkins and Annie Emma Wilkins (nee Bennett). He lived all his early life in the Farnham area. He enlisted with the Royal Naval Air Service on 5 Feb 1918 (Service No. F49653) but transferred to the Royal Air Force on 1 Apr 1918. He had the rank of Aircraftsman 2 (Service No. 249653). He was discharged on 9 Feb 1919. Sometime shortly after he had married Evelyn E. Wilkins (maiden name not know as no marriage record can be found). By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 8 Charter Road, Slough, Buckinghamshire, described as a Builders Plasterer now driving a lorry. His death was recorded in Leominster, Herefordshire, in 1996. His brother, William Wilkins, also served during the early part of the conflict and survived.