Also known as
WWI 10/3979 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
WW1 Mrs Honoria Pilkinton (mother), Mangatainoka, Pahiatua, New Zealand AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- 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
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
Taumarunui New Cemetery Public - Ian Banks - Sibling - 19 February 2020 - Research
Plot Block 970, Row B, Location 40. Public - Ian Banks - Sibling - 19 February 2020 - Research
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- 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. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
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