Victor was the son of Henry and Louisa Wilkins of Llandogo and Penallt. The 1901 census shows them at 43 Penyvan Hill, Llandogo. Victor was age 13, and working as a farm labourer.
The 1911 census showed they lived in a four room house, “The Bowery”, Tregagle Farm. Victor was aged 23, and worked at Redbrook tinplate works as a labourer. In 1915, the family were still at The Bowery, Tregagle Farm, Penallt.
In the third quarter of 1915, Victor married Winifred L Thomas in a ceremony held at Pembroke. He lived at The Bowery in Penallt in 1918, and served with the Shropshire Light Infantry.
Private 13227 Victor Edwin Wilkins enlisted around the 7th-9th September 1914, at Monmouth, along with 13228 Pte. William Henry Howells and 13229 Pte. William Edward Hawkins. Note the consecutive numbers indicating they had enlisted at the same time. Wilkins was posted to the 2nd Battalion and landed in France/Flanders on the 25th August1915.
Victor was wounded, date unknown, and died on the 1st February 1919, at the War Hospital in Bath. At the time of his death, his home address was given as The Bowery, Tregagle, Penallt.
See also the description within In Memoriam