Some months ago the Society was contacted by Harry Wilkinson’s granddaughter who wanted to know more about his war service. Little is know about it, except that ‘he fought both against and later with the Bulgarians’ and ended up in Constantinople. Happily, he returned home safely.
Sadly, as in so many cases, with no surviving service record and little else to go on, the trail has gone cold, but I am grateful for this splendid photo of Harry and his comrades, presumably taken in the UK before embarking for overseas service. If you are able to provide any clues about the unit, either from Harry’s service number (180629) or from the photo, we will be delighted to hear from you.
This seems an appropriate time to announce a new page listing the units of the Royal Engineers which served with the BSF, 1915-1918:
My thanks go to Julian Rainbow for providing this. This is a work in progress and an updated version will be provided when available.