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Private 9536 Joseph WILKINSON
2nd (Garrison) Battalion, 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)
21 Catherine Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Labourer, Dukinfield Waggon Works
Enlisted:Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
Remembered:Chatby Memorial, Egypt,
panel 11.
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.