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John Pillow
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Biographical Info. JOHN PILLOW, A MALTESE WHO SERVED IN THE NZ ARMY By Mark Caruana In a previous issue, I wrote on Louis Cremona from Rabat Gozo who served as a NZ Rifleman and cook during WW1 and who I believed to be the only-known Maltese ANZAC from NZ at the time of writing. Louis Cremona was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal for his services on the Western Front. As my research is on-going, I have now found another three Malta-born ANZACs from NZ and another born in NZ of a Maltese father and a Kiwi mother. With the help of Jan Donnelly from Nelson NZ, an avid researcher and genealogist, I was informed that Louis had obtained a Papaffy passage subsidy to migrate to NZ in 1906, together with his friend, a Valletta-born Maltese, John Pillow. Both travelled together on the same ship and arrived in Wellington NZ on the 5th March 1906. Please refer Biographical Information for further content.