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Robert Wilkinson

My grandfather fought in 1st world war but cant find any info on it he was from Stockton on tees DOB 1889 approx was for a time working for the rail road N E R i believe was married 1913 cant even find what reg it might have been or am i totally of the mark here as railroad worker were not conscripted confused .com would appreciate any help here:(
First of all, he did not have to be conscripted he could have enlisted even if he was in a reserved occupation.

Was your grandmother's name Lilian? if so there is an entry on FreeBMD for a marriage

Robert H Wilkinson/ Lilian Dinsdale Sep 1913 Stockton vol 10a p142

1911 Census has him living with his aunt Margaret Newlove

Robert Wilkinson Nephew 22 NER Loco Fireman Stockton

1901 Census he is with Aunt Margaret and her husband George Newlove

Robert H Wilkinson 11 Stockton

1891 Census he is with parents Thomas 25 Iron works lab. Stokesley, Yorks and Mary 20 Middlesborough boarding with Margaret and George Newlove

Possible birth ref

Robert Henry Wilkinson Sep 1889 Stockton vol 10a p68

Thanks guys for that, i do have all that info, what i cant find is any entry for his war record, he married Lillian Dinsdale in 1913 he was a fireman then, he doesn't crop up again untill after the war ends, and he is living in Sunderland st Houghton le-spring county Durham as it was then ( now Tyne and Wear)
Without a Regiment, your task is not easy. I have found that it is not safe to assume that because a person came from an area, they would automatically have been enlisted into the local regiment, ie I live in Cheshire and whilst many joined either the Cheshire or Staffordshire Regiments, others joined various Guards Regiments and Liverpool, Manchester and London .
Sorry this is not much help but good luck.
What is the source of your belief that he served in WW1 ?

the information was from my mother, long dead now, plus and i know this sounds silly but as a child i lived with my grandmother and father and i remember an army great coat she used to put on my bed for extra warmth there was also a story told by my mother of an accident where a gun carrage went over his legs however its just a story and not really provable.