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Memorable Manitobans: Percy Wilkinson (1889-?)

Postmaster.

Born at Bradford, Yorkshire, England, 1889, son of John Wilkinson and Elizabeth Rudkin. Married Lottie Hart, 1913. Has two daughters. Was educated at Bradford. Came to Canada 1909. Farmed at Birtle. Joined Canadian Expeditionary Force, April 1916, 226th Battalion under Lieutenant-Colonel Gillespie; overseas, December 1916; France, May 1917; attached 43rd Battalion; wounded at Lens (Cite St. Pierre), May 1917; invalided to Etaples, Ipswich and Basinstoke; Canada, Brant House and Orthopedic Hospital, Toronto. Returned to Birtle, acting postmaster, 1918-1919. Appointed postmaster, 1919. Member of the IOOF. Anglican. Address, Birtle, Manitoba.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 30 December 2008

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