ARCHIBALD EDWARD CRAPNELL WILKINS

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.

 

Born: 1871, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Died: 23rd July 1920; age: 51.

Residence: 36, Long Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Engineer’s Labourer.

 

Rank: Leading Seaman; Service Number: 138995.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Victory.’

 

Grave Reference:

BA.2.53.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of J & H Wilkins, of Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   11, Pleasant Row, St. Mary Key, Ipswich.

 

Archibald was 10 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Hannah Wilkins (nee Crapnell), 34, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Joannah Kate Wilkins, 5, born Ipswich.

George Henry Wilkins, 3, born Ipswich.

Hannah Amelia Wilkins, 1, born 5, Cattle Street, Ipswich.

 

In 1881, Archibald’s father, Joseph Isaac Wilkins, was 36 years old, a Carpenter, born Southampton, Hampshire. He was a visitor at Commercial Street, Hartlepool, County Durham.

 

1901   Channel Squadron, Gibraltar.

 

Archibald was 29 years old, a Petty Officer 1st Class, on board H.M.S. ‘Majestic.’ A Royal Navy Battleship 1st Class – Captain George le C. Egeslow C.B.

 

Probate to Hannah Wilkins – mother.

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