City Grammar - Ronald Wilkinson - Obituary
Captain Ronald Wilkinson RAOC, killed on active service September 1973 - Obituary


 

News Archive - Sad Loss of Former City Grammar School Pupil

ABOVE ALL HE WAS BRAVE - Report by Andrew Fyall :-

The young officer who died doing the most dangerous job in the world.

The first live bomb Captain Ronald Wilkinson faced cost him his life. He was hauling it from a building in Birmingham when it exploded in his face. Terribly wounded, the young army officer was rushed to hospital, where he put up a tremendous struggle until his physical resources finally ran out.

He was just 34 and tough, a hard foraging forward in the corps rugby team.
 

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