Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
Private 9536 Joseph WILKINSON of 2nd (Garrison) Bn., Cheshire Regiment
Died of Wounds Sunday 30th December 1917, At Sea on Egyptian Coast, age 40
|Home address:||21 Catherine Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Born:||1877, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Marital status:||Married to Jane Wilkinson (née Chandler) of 21 Catherine Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Occupation:||Labourer, Dukinfield Waggon Works|
|He enlisted in:||Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire|
|Remembered:||Chatby Memorial, Egypt, Commonwealth War Grave|
|Link to Hyde:||Born in Hyde|
Died during attack in H.M.T. Aragon on the Egyptian Coast.
His Majesty's Troopship Aragon was a transatlantic liner that had been converted to carry troops during WW1. She was hit by a torpedo from the submarine UC-34 near the etrance to Alexandria Harbour after a voyage from Marseille. Around 3,000 were on board. 610 died.