Thomas Wilkinson (VC 1855)
|Died||22 September 1887 (aged 55–56)|
|Years of service||1847–1871|
|Unit||Royal Marine Artillery|
Légion d'honneur (France)
Thomas Wilkinson VC (1831 – 22 September 1887) was a British soldier and an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 7 June 1855 at Sebastopol, Crimea, Bombardier Wilkinson was especially recommended for gallant conduct with the advanced batteries. He worked at the task of placing sandbags to repair damage done to the defences under a most galling fire.
He later achieved the rank of Sergeant Instructor.
- Location of grave and VC medal (North Yorkshire)