Frank Arthur Pilkington (1898-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

PILKINGTON, FRANK ARTHUR. Private. No 27014. 98th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No R/18728 King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born Sheepridge, Huddersfield, 5.2.1898. Son of Herbert and Sarah Jane Pilkington, 71 Deighton Road, Huddersfield. Educated Deighton Council School and Hillhouse Higher Elementary School. Employed as a scourer by Messrs Crowther and Nicholson, Ashbrow Mills. Single. Enlisted 8.2.1916. Wounded, 13.7.1916, during the Battle of the Somme. Wounded by shell fire at Vimy Ridge, 6.7.1917. Died at No 3 General Hospital, Le Treport, of shell wounds, followed by pneumonia on 16.7.1917, aged 19 years. Buried MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4. Row A. Grave 11a.
ROH:- Sheepridge Providence United Methodist Sunday School; Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Machine Gun Corps
  • died: Monday, July 16, 1917
  • age: 19 years
  • record ID: 119939