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Alfred George Pillinger

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Zeerust Cup, front (Auckland War Memorial Museum 0337) - No known copyright restrictions - No known copyright restrictions

Zeerust Cup, front (Auckland War Memorial Museum 0337) - No known copyright restrictions - No known …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred George AWMM
  • Surname
    Pillinger AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 2399 AWMM
    • 5/897A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 February 1880 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 28 March 1900 AWMM Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM C/o Mrs Kathleen Beatrice Pillinger (wife), Tram Terminus, Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Margaret Jackson, Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Kathleen Beatrice Pillinger (wife), Tram Terminus, Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 31 March 1900 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 18 December 1915 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7.25 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      Cystitis contracted in Zeerust AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 5th Contingent in South Africa: Arrival South Africa. Volunteers from No 11 Company (Auckland) became 1st NZ Battery, Rhodesian Field Artillery. Rest of contingent were re-organised into A, B, C & D Squadrons in South Africa. C Squadron split from the rest & joined the Kimberley flying column, based in Kimberley. A, B & D Squadrons joined the 2nd Brigade Rhodesian Field Force on 14/8/1900.

    Movements: Ottoshoop 16-20/8/1900 [action] en route to Zeerust

    Movements: Kaffir Kraal 24/10/1900 [action]

    Photo: Te Awamutu Museum ref: 516 / R23:5 of the 1st New Zealand 15-pounder Field Artillery Football Team, 1902

    Movements: Ventersdorp : 28/12/1900 - 23/1/1901

    The Zeerust Cup, a silver cup, is held by the Auckland War Memorial Museum and was loaned to the Rugby Museum, Palmerston North c2011.
    Movements: Cyferfontein : Jan 1901-6/3/1901

    Movements: Ventersdorp

    Movements: Wildfontein 24/3/1901 [action]

    Member of the The Zeerust Cup Match, won by the “Right Section New Zealand Battery” in May 1901 while on active service in South Africa, was possibly New Zealand’s first representative rugby league match. A letter presented with the trophy noted that it was a token of friendship intended to remind the team of the happy days passed amongst the Zeerust folks.

    Returned to NZ Left South Africa on 12/6/1901 aboard SS Tagus (with 4th Contingent). AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 December 1959 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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