Tuesday, October 23, 2018

PFC Franklin Tucker Wilkins

courtesy of Susan in Charlottesville
PFC Franklin Tucker Wilkins was born 19 Apr 1884 in Charlottesville, Virginia the 7th of 8 children born to George W. and Nancy (Johnson) Wilkins.  His father worked as a carpenter. In 1910, "Tuck" was living with his oldest brother's family and working as a plumber.

After entering the service Tuck was assigned to H Company 116th Infantry, trained with the unit at Camp McClellan and Anniston, Alabama and sailed with the unit aboard the USS Finland for France.  PFC Wilkins was killed in action on 23 Oct 1918.

PFC Wilkins was repatriated and is now buried near family in Oakwood Cemetery in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tuck's father served as a PVT in A Company 19th Virginia Infantry in the Civil War.

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