Date of birth: Q4 1921
Parents: John Humphrey and Edith Mary Wilkins nee Toney
Address: 52 Greville Road, Warwick
Occupation: GWR Fireman
Ronald’s parents were John Humphrey and Edith Mary Wilkins (nee Toney). He was born in Q4 in Warwick and was educated at All Saints School.
At the time of the 1939 Register, the family were living at 52 Greville and John is described as an Engine Driver.
In the Warwick Advertiser piece below, Ronald is described as ‘Eldest Son’ so we think Ronald may have had a brother. His sister was Pamela Jesse Wilkins (born December 1932) who married a Mr Callow (other details not known) and who died in 2003.
Rank & Number: Gunner, 318664
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery 38 Light AA Regiment
Date of death: 20th July 1940
Cause of death/Battle: Accidentally killed, in York
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Warwick Cemetery. Sec. 164. Cons. Grave 20
Commemorated locally at: All Saints Church, Emscote
Ronald enlisted in Yeomanry February 1939. He is buried in Warwick Cemetery:
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office