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Full Name
Sydney Trentham Wilkins
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
Sydney Trentham
Surname
Wilkins
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
23/2123
Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Trentham, Hutt Valley, Wellington, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment
Drainlayer
Next of Kin
John Thomas Wilkins (father), 2 Mount Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
4th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation Date
4 March 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Willochra or Tofua
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
26
Page on Nominal Roll
30
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
15 September 1916
Age at Death
30
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Sydney Wilkins was the son of John Thomas Wilkins and Edith Elizabeth Wilkins, of Fern Flats, Marton.
Description of Image
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Wiles, H.M. - Wilkinson, H.A. (photo J Halpin 2010)
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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