Corporal Samuel Pilkington
12628 6th Kings Own Royal Lancasters
Died of Wounds 15th February 1917
in Mesopotamia, aged 30
Lived in Blackpool, formerly of 6 Cromwell St.
Buried in the Amara War Cemetery Iraq

Burnley Express 10th March 1917

BELL RINGER KILLED (Burnley Express 10th March 1917)

News has been received of the death from wounds, in the East, of Corpl. Samuel Pilkington, 12628, of the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regt. This occurred on February 15, Corpl. Pilkington, who was 30 years of age and married, joined the Army on the outbreak of war and was at the Dardanelles for ten months. In consequence of that he was in hospital for two months in Alexandria and then came to a home hospital at Taplow. At one time he was employed by the Burnley Co-operative Society, and afterwards he was in business with his brother at Blackpool. When in Burnley he was one of the bell-ringers at Holy Trinity Church, and on going to Blackpool he became a ringer at Holy Trinity, South Shore. Both his parents are alive, and reside in Cromwell-street, and they have another son in the forces.

 

 

 

 

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