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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: Military personnel file
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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