Monday, 13 March 2017

James Pilkington 1890 - 1917

James Pilkington Barnsley Chronicle 17th November 1917
with thanks to Barnsley Archives
Born: 1890

Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion: York and Lancaster Regiment, 1st/5th Battalion
Service number and Rank: 240617 Private
Awards:  Military Medal, British War Medal and The Victory Medal.

Death: 9 October 1917 aged 28
CWGC Remembered: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Panel Reference: Panel 125 to 128

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of the late George and Harriett Pilkington

Redfearn Bros Glassworks and Aldham Works War Memorial Plaque and on St. Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial and on Redfearn Bros Ltd., Glassworks Roll of Honour

Links & Notes:  
Commonwealth War Graves Commission 
Lives of the First World War

Barnsley Chronicle
17 November 1917 with thanks to Barnsley Archives
"Official news from the War Office has been received announcing the death in action on October 9th of Private James Pilkington, Y. and L., who formerly worked at Messrs. Redfearn's Glassworks. The deceased, who was 27 years of age, enlisted in the early days of the war. He was a son of Mrs. Pilkington, of 51, Honeywell Street, Barnsley."

More about James Pilkington on Barnsley Soldiers Remembered. 

James was posthumously awarded the Military Medal which was presented to his mother at a concert in aid of funds for the Barnsley Branch of the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers in September 1918.

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