Wilfred enlisted into the R.A.M.C. [T.F.] on 29th November 1915, and was embodied into the 4th London General Hospital, with the service number 1847. He was 30 years old and a Schoolmaster by trade. He was posted to serve with the Regular R.A.M.C. on 5th January 1917, when his service number changed to 90749. Wilfred embarked at Southampton on 22nd March 1917, then disembarking two days later at Rouen he entered the war in France on 24th March 1917. He was posted to serve with the 133rd Field Ambulance, in the field, on 4th April. On 12th May 1917, 6 O.Rís were working in a dressing station at the Asylum when a shell made a direct hit and went down the back stairs killing 4 and wounding 2 of them. Wilfred was one of the 4 killed, the others were 88007 Pte A C Caunt, 61515 Pte D L Boyle and 72048 Pte H Tillyard - who died on arrival at the Casualty Clearing Station. The 2 wounded were 65127 S/Sjt J H Smith and 69593 Pte A B Clarke. Wilfred was the son of Alfred Newton and Alice Martha Stormont Timpson of Leytonstone, Essex.