William Eccles Pilkington (1894-1918)

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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, WILLIAM ECCLES. Sergeant. No 15038. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Stockport 14.4.1894. Son of John F. and Gertrude Pilkington, Tan-y-Bryn, Deighton Road, Huddersfield. Educated Deighton Elementary School and Huddersfield Technical College. Was formerly in the office of the Superintendent of the London and North Western Railway Company at Manchester. He then went to Maine, U.S.A., and returned to enlist on 27.12.1914. Was captured by the Germans near Bourlon Wood and died as a Prisoner of War on 31.1.1918. Buried CAMBRAI EAST MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7. Row B. Grave 14.
ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Deighton United Methodist Chapel; Deighton War Memorial.

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