A Poppy
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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Whippingham St Mildred's Churchyard : Cecil Edward Wilkins -

Location

In St Mildred's Churchyard, Whippingham, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk

Description

Additional plaque in family grave space.
Headstone

Whippingham St Mildred's Churchyard : Barrett graves
 
Whippingham St Mildred's Churchyard : Cecil Edward Wilkins
 
Inscriptions

IN MEMORY OF
ALFRED BARRETT
BORN 18TH OCTOBER 1855
DIED 21ST APRIL 1935



IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LUCY MARGARET
WIFE OF ALFRED BARRETT
OF COWES
WHO DIED 7TH JULY 1911
THEY LOVED HER BEST WHO
KNEW HER BEST.



ALSO OF HER ONLY SON
JOHN HENRY BARRETT
SERGT., 5TH ROYAL SUSSEX REGT.,
WHO DIED IN HOSPITAL
AT BETHUNE FRANCE
ON MAY 11TH 1915,
OF WOUNDS RECEIVED
AT RICHEBOURG
ON THE 9TH OF MAY
AGED 31.



AND OF
CECIL EDWARD WILKINS
COMMANDER, R.N.,
H.M.S. "LOWESTOFT"
WHO DIED AT BRINDISI
NOVEMBER 1ST 1918
AGED 32.
DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND
OF HER DAUGHTER
MARJORIE LUCY.



ALSO OF HER
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
MIRIAM OLIVE WHITE
1894 - 1974
AND HER HUSBAND
MAJOR
HENRY BASIL HAYDON
WHITE D.S.O.
1890 - 1966


Further Information

Cecil Edward Wilkins, son of George Wilkins and Jessie Sims Wilkins (née Hodgson), of East Molesley, Surrey.

Born : 3 October 1886, East Molesley, Surrey.

Married : 21 June 1913, Marjorie Lucy Barrett, at Holy Trinity Church, Cowes.

Census Information :

1891 : Lucy Barrett, with her children including John aged 7, and Marjorie aged 11 months, is at her mother's residence at 56, Eversfield Place, Hastings.

1901 : Alfred and Lucy Barrett, with two daughters (including Marjorie aged 10 and Miriam aged 6), and servants, are at Gosbury Hill, Surbiton, Surrey. Alfred Barrett is an Ironfounder.

1911 : Alfred and Lucy Barrett, with two daughters (including Marjorie aged 20), and servants, are at Old Charlton, Baring Road, Cowes.

1891 : George and Jessie Wilkins, with their children including Cecil aged 5, are at Beechcroft, Spencer Road, East Molesey. George Wilkins is a Stockjobber.

1901 : George and Jessie Wilkins, with their children including Cecil aged 15, are at Hersham Road, Walton On Thames. George Wilkins is a Stock and Share Dealer.

1911 : Cecil Edward Wilkins, aged 24, a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, is listed as a Patient at 15 Welbeck St, London, an establishment run by a Miss Clara Nelson Smith.

Service Details :

Commander Cecil Edward Wilkins, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Lowestoft.

Sub-Lt. Cecil E. Wilkins is recorded as serving on H.M.S. Dee in 1908.

Casualty Details :

Died : 1 November 1918 aged 32, of illness.

Buried at : Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

CWGC record ...
 

Commemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 14
Cowes Town War Memorial
Cowes St Mary's Church Roll of Honour
Whippingham War Memorial
Whippingham St Mildreds Church Roll of Honour

Cecil Edward Wilkins is also commemorated on the War Memorial at St Peter's Church, Hersham, Surrey, as shown below.
 

 
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See John Henry Barrett for details of his brother-in-law.

Acknowledgements :

Thanks to Hilary Brooks for the photographs of the Hersham Memorial.

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Page last updated : 10 August 2014 (added photos of Hersham Memorial)


 
 

 
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