Wilfred received his medical education at Aberdeen University and qualified M.B. in 1914. He received a commission in the R.A.M.C. and entered the war in France on 14th August 1914. He became attached to the Indian Cavalry and served with a cavalry field ambulance. He was in Palestine from Sept 1914 to May 1919. Wilfred died of disease. He was the husband of Jeanie Wilson Hawkins (nee Craig) of 57 Rubishaw Den South, Aberdeen.