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Biography

Robert James Wilkins (5 Sep 1892, London - 1969, near Derby). FreeBMD confirms that he was born in Oct-Dec quarter 1892 in West Ham, London. His death was registered July qtr 1969, Belper, Derbyshire.

R J Wilkins was a British Army officer, with the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). In the May 1927 Monthly Army List, his promotion to Captain is mentioned. He would eventually rise to the rank of Brigadier General.

On 12 May 1927, Robert Wilkins (34) arrived in London from Bombay on the P&O SS Rajputana. He was in the Army, living in India. His given address is c/o Lloyds Bank, 6 Pall Mall.

On 24 Jun 1935, Robert James Wilkins (42) and Joan Wilkins (30) arrived in Southampton from Durban, South Africa on the SS Arundel Castle. He was an Army Officer. They were permanently resident in England, living at The Grange, Repton, Derbyshire. On 10 Sep 1934, RJ Wilkins joined the staff of Tapton House School, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. On 31 Oct 1938, he left to take up an appointment as Schoolmaster in the RAF. In 1939, Brigadier RJ Wilkins was Secretary of the Derbyshire Territorial Army Association.

In 1927, Robert J Wilkins married Joan Sybil D Inglis (18 Aug 1904, West Derby, Lancs - Aug qtr, 1997, Lewes, East Sussex). She died aged 93, and was an only child. They married Oct qtr 1927, St Martin, London, and had one child:

Ancestry

His father was Edwin Wilkins (born Jul-Sep quarter 1852, London, Borough or St George's Hanover Sq). In 1871, he was an assistant cheesemonger, living with his parents. In 1881, he was an unmarried Butterman, living with his parents. In 1891 and 1901, he was employed as a chairmaker. In 1891, Edwin Wilkins was living at 9 Twine Court ____, Shadwell, London. In 1901, Edwin Wilkins was living at 10 Cornwell St, Stepney, London.

His mother was Sarah Wilkins (30 in 1891, 39 in 1901, born London, Stepney).

They had children:
His grandparents were:

Passport

Captain R J Wilkins's British India passport was issued in Karachi (now in Pakistan) on 16 Feb 1927. You can also view his 1963 passport.

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