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WWI 59281 AWMM
9 December 1896 AWMM
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WW1 Mrs Honoria Pilkinton (mother), Mangatainoka, New Zealand AWMM
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- Son of William and Honoria Pilkinton and brother of Banks Pilkinton 10/3979 and Ullett Pilkinton 10/1952.
Served as a machine gunner and was wounded on October10th 1918 in France but survived. Public source.
Name spelt incorrectly as Pilkinton in the Military Personnel File. AWMM
- He was wounded in the head from a piece of shrapnel and treated at a casualty clearing station and on October 30th admitted to a general hospital at Etaples . On November 8th he was transferred to England and on the following day admitted to the military hospital at Bethnal Green. On December 5th he was admitted to a hospital at Hornchurch and discharged on leave on December 18th. A silver plate was inserted in his head. On January 25th 1919, he embarked for home on the Port Melbourne from London. His brother Banks was on the same ship. On March 8th, 1919 they both arrived home in Mangatainoka on the 3pm train. Public - Ian Banks - Other relative - 31 May 2018 - Family papers
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
75: 45 AWMM
- Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
|06 May 2018||Ian Banks||Taumarunui New Zealand||Other relative||
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