Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
John Wilkinson was the son of Harry and Annie Wilkinson of Keighley, Yorkshire and the husband of Helen Wilkinson.
After surviving the sinking of HMS STARFISH he died of a sudden heart attack at Marlag Milag Nord PoW camp on 24 January 1943. He was buried with full military honours on 28 January 1943 at Westertimke, a cemetery built by PoWs close to Marlag Milag Nord before being reinterred at Becklingen.
The crew of STARFISH subscribed £160 for his widow.