Date of birth: c1920
Parents: Daisy Amelia Adeline Staine (previously Pettipher)
Wife: Marian Pettipher of Ford Houses, Wolverhampton
Address: 56 Wathen Road
Occupation: Worked at Lockheed Brake Company in Leamington
Wilfred was born in 1920. His birth was registered in his mother’s maiden name. He has an older brother, Ernest Alfred (1914-1963).
In 1922 his mother, Daisy Amelia Adeline Pettipher, married John Staine, who was 20 years her senior. At the time of the 1939 Register, John and Daisy were living at 56 Wathen Road with four other occupants (record redacted) one of whom was probably Wilfred.
Wilfred married Marian Winwood in Q3, 1945 – not long before his death in December. He is buried in Austria
Rank & Number: Staff Sergeant, 7640501
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Date of death: 25th December 1945
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in a road traffic accident
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria. 4. G. 6.
Commemorated locally at:
Wilfred enlisted in 1940 and fought with the 8th Army in North Africa
This item in the Warwick Advertiser tells of both Wilfred and his older brother Ernest
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office