The two Albert Wilks

The two Albert Wilks


The Wilk(e)s were a large and expanding clan who all appear to have been descended from Robert and Sarah Wilks who moved to Flackwell Heath from Oxfordshire. They had a large family and their offspring married into the local village families. The male Wilks often shared the same first names and, as a consequence, there were several Alberts born at about the right time. One Albert was the son of Frederick and Emily Wilks, and he is certainly one of the Albert's listed on the Flackwell Heath War Memorial and may also be the same Albert Wilks listed on the Little Marlow War Memorial too.
However, the second Albert Wilks remains a mystery as all the other known Alberts have now been researched and their dates of death occurred well after the First World War was over, and certainly too late for the original war memorial inscribing.
It's just possible that his real name was not Albert at all, but for some reason this is the name that everyone knew him by, and so our investigations continue.

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