Wilkinson, Gerald Edward Denison
Private, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, “A” Company
Service no. 110578
Born February 14, 1897
Died October 1, 1916
Son of Alfred and Ethel Wilkinson, of Bishop’s College School, Lennoxville, Quebec. Member of the Arts Class of 1917.
Killed in action at Regina Trench.
Private G. E. D. Wilkinson, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, writing from France to Max Norcross:
This life is certainly different from the times when we used to go out camping, but we get enough to eat, although we get rather tired of it after a time. Since I last wrote we have been in the trenches twice again. The first time in was the most pleasant, as the weather kept pretty fine, but the second time it rained steadily, making the mud, which is always bad, worse than ever! Christmas day being a holiday, we took it easy until evening, when we had a sumptuous dinner, provided by Cocks. Afterwards we had songs and recitations and on the whole a very good time.