Joe Pilling (1888-1917)
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:
- PILLING, JOE. Rifleman. No 235192. 2/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Outlane 27.4.1888. Son of Joseph and Emma Pilling, Lea Farm, Outlane. Educated Outlane Council Schools. Employed as a dyer's labourer. Single. Enlisted 21.11.1916. Went out on a bombing raid and never returned at Bullecourt on 12.5.1917, aged 29. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Outlane Trinity Methodist Chapel; Bethel United Methodist Church, Outlane.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Rifleman JOE PILLING
- regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment
- died: Saturday, May 12, 1917
- age: 29 years
- record ID: 1604096