2/Lieutenant Thomas Worsley Pilkington.

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1/10th Battalion, Liverpool Regiment (Liverpool Scottish).

Awarded the Military Cross in the London Gazette of 16 September 1918.

Pilkington was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express of 2 November 1918 reported, FORMER BURNLEY BOY HONOURED 2/Lieutenant T. W. Pilkington of the Liverpool Regiment has been awarded the Military Cross. 2/Lieutenant Pilkington is the second son of Mr. J. Hubie Pilkington of Catterall House, Garstang, and formerly of Burnley. He joined the Scots Guards as a ranker at the outbreak of war, and was wounded at Loos in 1915, after which he was granted a commision in March 1917, and posted to the Liverpool Scottish. In Burnley he was with the Sandygate Mill Company, learning the cotton trade. The citaton for his Military Cross published in the London Gazette reads: - "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer took command when his company commander had been killed and maintained his position against repeated enemy attacks. In a counter attack which he organised, he surrounded and captured ten men and two machine guns. His action undoubtably saved the situation on the left flank."