Summery of an article in the Lincolnshire Echo - Saturday 01 March 1924
William Wilkinson of Great Peter Street, London SW was at court for stealing by finding of a valuable pearl and diamond broach.
He joined the 17th Lancers in 1866 and served in the Zulu War of 1879. He is a tytpical cavalryman, wiry and alert today dispite his years.
One of his recollections of the Zulu War was the finding of the Prince Imperial after his party had been ambushed and assegaied.
"I remember" he said "that we rigged up a stretcher with a couple of lances and a blanket and then brought him into our camp on it"
From South Africa Wilkinson went with his Regiment to India serving at Mhow and Lucknow and completing the full period of 21 years.
He was born in Montreal in Canada in 1851. Mother was Johanna Wilkinson of Chelsea.
Joned 17th Lancers 3/7/1866 at the age of 15. he was F408 and a quarter inches.
He was a trumpeter from 24/7/73 to 31/3/76. Appointed Lance Corporal 3/2/77. Corporal 18/8/79, L/Serg 23/12/79 Serg 1/6/80, Band Serg 1/7/81