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Leinster Leader 25 January 1941

Lost at sea
Robertstown family bereaved

Mr. Wm. J. Wilkinson and Mrs. Wilkinson, Littletown, Robertsown, Co. Kildare, have received news of the tragic death of their son, Dr. John Wilkinson, who was a ship’s surgeon in the Mercantile Marine. No other details are available.
Dr. Wilkinson graduated at the National University, and was a well-known athlete. He was captain of the athletic team in that University and was sprint champion of Ireland. He was educated at Clongowes Wood College, Sallins.
Numerous messages of sympathy have been received by the family. The deceased was a brother of Mr. Paul Wilkinson, solicitor, Naas, to whom and other members of the family sincere sympathy is expressed.

An article from the Leinster Leader archive on the death of Dr. John Wilkinson, of Roberstown, in 1941

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