Looking for Information about Trooper Victor Wilton , 53 Recce

Discussion in 'Recce' started by Doodlabird, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. Doodlabird

    Doodlabird Member

    Victor is the second of the four WW2 names on Biggin By Hartington's war memorial. Any information about him would be gratefully received as we are hoping to change all the names into people for our Poppy Festival this November:
    Wilton, Victor, Trooper, 7905762, 53rd Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps
    Died 28th February 1945 aged 25
    Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, 45, C, 10

    Many thanks.
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Victor Wilton
    Registration Date: 1919
    Registration district: Bakewell
    Inferred County: Derbyshire
    Re-registration Year: 1919
    Mother's Maiden Name: Ely
    Volume Number: 7b
    Page Number: 1700

  3. Doodlabird

    Doodlabird Member

    Thank you. I'll see what else I can find. It's possible he had a brother on Atlantic Convoys.
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  5. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Name: John William Wilton
    Marriage Age: 26
    Birth Date: 1886
    Marriage Date: 20 Feb 1912
    Marriage Place: Monyash, Derbyshire, England
    Father: William Wilton
    Spouse: Jane Ely

    Biggin Cotteril Farm, Cheapside, Ashbourne R.D., Derbyshire
    John W Wilton - 17 Nov 1885 - Railway Signalman
    Jane A Wilton - 27 Oct 1891 - Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
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    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
    John W Wilton -16 Oct 1912 Stonefilling Limestone Quarry
    Nellie Mellor (Wilton) - 04 Dec 1916 - Operative Fireclay Goods Manufacturer
    Bessie Blackburn (Wilton) - 13 Feb 1936 - Under School Age


    Wilton Mary Ely Bakewell Sep 1912
    Wilton John W Ely Chesterfield Dec 1913
    Wilton Walter Ely Bakewell Mar 1915
    Wilton Nellie Ely Bakewell Mar 1917
    Wilton Victor Ely Bakewell Dec 1919
    Wilton Ambrose Ely Bakewell Sep 1921
    Wilton George G Ely Bakewell Dec 1923
    Wilton Leslie Ely Bakewell Dec 1926
    Wilton Bessie Ely Ashbourne Jun 1936
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018
  6. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

  7. Doodlabird

    Doodlabird Member

    He's definitely the right one - thank you. It's much appreciated.

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