Private William Wilkins

 

Private William Wilkins (aged 24) of the 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment (Crossbarry ambush)

Date of incident: 19 March 1921

Sources: Death Certificate, 19 March 1921; CE, 21, 22, 23 March 1921; Times, 21 March 1921; FJ, 22 March 1921; CC, 23 March 1921; CCE, 26 March 1921; Military Inquests, WO 35/152/75 (TNA); Peter Kearney’s WS 444, 5-9 (BMH); William Norris’s WS 595, 9-11 (BMH); William Desmond’s WS 832, 37-44, 48-49 (BMH); Michael Coleman’s WS 1254, 13-16 (BMH); William McCarthy’s WS 1255, 8-11 (BMH); Timothy Warren’s WS 1275, 14-15 (BMH); Timothy Keohane’s WS 1295, 9-11 (BMH); Daniel Holland’s WS 1341, 9-12 (BMH); Michael J. Crowley’s WS 1603, 18-20 (BMH); James Doyle’s WS 1640, 17-20 (BMH); Florence Begley’s WS 1771, 1-5 (BMH); Deasy (1973), 348-50; Rebel Cork’s FS, 157-60; ‘The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area’, Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 96; Kautt (2010), 138-48; irishmedals.org (accessed 28 July 2014); Commonwealth War Graves Commission; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/list-1921.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/crossbarry-ambush/wilkins/wilkins.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/crossbarry-ambush/crossbarry.html (accessed 8 Aug. 2014). 

 

Note: Private Wilkins was one of the ten fatalities incurred by British forces in the Crossbarry ambush of 19 March 1921. He was interred in Weaste Cemetery in Salford.


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