Ben Norton WILKINSON

Male 1888 - 1917  (29 years)


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  • Name Ben Norton WILKINSON 
    Born 1888  Newbold, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Coal Miner 
    Residence 1901  31 Albert St, Newbold, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1911  lowerhill farm,creswell,derbyshire. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Apr 1917  Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I05569  Derbyshire Hills
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2016 

    Father Joseph WILKINSON,   b. 1860, Holmesfield, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, Newbold, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth ORWIN,   b. 1856, Newbold, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, Newbold, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1882  Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family alice GREEN,   b. 1884, lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1907  Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F3759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 84135 private ben norton wilkinson of the royal field artillery killed pas de calais 11/4/1917.

      FOR THE FALLEN

      With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
      England mourns for her dead across the sea.
      Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
      Fallen in the cause of the free.

      Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
      Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
      There is music in the midst of desolation
      And a glory that shines upon our tears.

      They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
      Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
      They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
      They fell with their faces to the foe.

      They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
      Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
      At the going down of the sun and in the morning
      We will remember them.

      They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
      They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
      They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
      They sleep beyond England's foam.

      But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
      Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
      To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
      As the stars are known to the Night;

      As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
      Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
      As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
      To the end, to the end, they remain.


      laurence binyon


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