|Pte Eric Wilkinson|
2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regt.,
Died 9th March 1945,
Eric was the son of Haworth and Anne Wilkinson. He was aged 33. He formerly attended Ebenezer Baptist Church and Sunday School. Before he enlisted in November 1941, he worked in the building trade in Clayton-le-Moors. Before then he was a cotton spinner. Eric was slightly wounded whilst crossing the Irrawaddy, and had been out of hospital only a month before his death.
Eric lies in Takkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. The cemetery is on the outskirts of Rangoon (now Yangan), and contains 6,374 Commonwealth burials. Eric rests in Plot 18, Row C, Grave 4.