He is 1184 Sapper Albert Wilkinson., of D company (Railway Volunteers) and 8th Railway Company, at home a carpenter in the Deviation Shop
Writing home from a hospital in Winburg on 5th December he wrote
"I got wounded in the Battle of Modder River... flesh wound right through the thigh. We had waded through the river which was about knee deep and when we got to the other side it was the position the enemy had held but they had retreated and our artillery, not knowing us, accidently fired on us. A shell burst in our midst and I was the unlucky man to catch it. The only one in our company."
Quoted from pages 41 / 42 "FROM CREWE TO THE CAPE Diary of a Railway Town during the Boer War 1899-902" ISBN 978-0-9556733-5-1