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Banks Pilkinton

Portrait of Banks Pilkinton 10/3979. Image kindly provided by Ian Pilkinton (Jul 2018). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Banks Pilkinton 10/3979. Image kindly provided by Ian Pilkinton (Jul 2018). Image has no …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Banks AWMM
  • Surname
    Pilkinton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/3979 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 January 1886 AWMM AshburtonCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Honoria Pilkinton (mother), Mangatainoka, Pahiatua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of William and Honoria Pilkinton and brother of Roland Pilkinton 59281 and Ullett Pilkinton 10/1952.

      Went overseas with the infantry but transferred to the NZ Tunnelling Company and served on the Western Front. He was promoted to Lance Corporal. Public source.

      Name spelt incorrectly in the Military Personnel File as Pilkington. AWMM
    • Banks Pilkinton was a representative rugby player, playing for the Bush Rugby Union each year from 1908 until 1914 and again in 1919. He also played for the undefeated NZ Tunnelling Company team which won the 1V Division Championship. In the final played on March 16th, 1918 at Ronville France they defeated Artillery. All 15 players were presented with a silver medal which is still in the possession of his family. Public - Ian Banks - Friend - 6 May 2018 - Family History
    • Banks Pilkinton with the New Zealand Tunnelling Company, took part in the Arras Tunnels project. His photo with many others can be viewed at the Arras Tunnels Museum Public - Ian Banks - Child - 8 May 2018 - Family Papers
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About death

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  • Death
    26 December 1978 AWMM
    Taumaranui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    92 Public - Ian Banks - Sibling - 19 February 2020 - Research
  • Place of death
    Taumarunui Public - Ian Banks - Sibling - 19 February 2020 - Research
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taumarunui New Cemetery Public - Ian Banks - Sibling - 19 February 2020 - Research
  • Grave reference
    Plot Block 970, Row B, Location 40. Public - Ian Banks - Sibling - 19 February 2020 - Research
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  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      26: 12 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM


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23 April 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandChild
22 April 2020Ian BanksTaumarunuiChild
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