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Arthur Dilkes A. Dilks          Sherwood Foresters - Notts &  Derby cap badge

Surname Dilkes
Forename/s Arthur
Rank Private
Service Number 25557
DOB 1897 in North Wingfield
Date & place of death/details 19/01/1916 age 18
Died of wounds in Tique Military Hospital Malta
Regiment & Unit A company, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment)
Service details Gallipoli
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children?  
Any photographs? Derbyshire Times 29/1/1916 & Derbyshire Courier
Derbyshire Times Obituary?  Derbyshire Times 29/1/1916 (page 10) & Derbyshire Courier 1/2/1916
Derbyshire Times Obituary
Parents names Mr William & Mrs Mary Dilkes
Parents address 20, Station Road, Hepthorone Lane
Grave location or   memoria location Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta, C.V.II.1.
Any other information? His name is misspelt Dilks on Tupton;s memorial.
Also remembered on the North Wingfield memorial.
Wounded in the thigh in Gallipoli on the 3rd November 1915, he was treated in a field hospital, and then transfered to Malta Hospital, where he died after a second operation.
Pre war occupation was a miner at Clay Cross Company No. 2 pit.
He was also a member of the Rechabite Lodge at Clay Cross.
He had a brother called William, who was also killed in action later in 1916.