Saturday, 19 April 2014

James Pilkington 1890-1917

Barnsley Chronicle 17 November 1917 (thanks to Barnsley Archives)
Q1 1890 Holbeck, Leeds (9b 338)

Son of:
George Pilkington b.1860 Wakefield, Yks  1901: Boiler Stoker 18 Harbro Terrace

1908: Killed at Redfearns Glass Works aged 45
married at Holbeck in Q3 1885 (9b 444)
Harriett Pilkington (maiden name Crossland) b.1864 Barnsley 

Position in family: The third eldest of 8 children (one died young)
1. George Pilkington b.1886
2. Harry Pilkington b.1888 m Ethel Ann Lax 1911 Barnsley St Mary's

3. James Pilkington b.1890 WW1 KILLED
4. Sarah Pilkington b.1893
5. Eliza Ann Pilkington b.1895 Leeds m William Appleyard 1916 in Cudworth
6. Daniel Pilkington b.1899 Barnsley d.Nov 1901 aged 3
7. Albert Edward Pilkington b.1901 Barnsley m Alice Ann Gawthrope 1932 Barnsley
8. Alfred Pilkington b.1903 Barnsley

Home address, age and occupation:
1891: 20 Derwent Street, Holbeck, Leeds aged 1
1901: 18 Harbro Terrace, Barnsley aged 11 Scholar
1911: 51 Honeywell Street, Barnsley aged 21, Machine Glass Bottle Maker

Marriage: James was unmarried

Military Service:

First Arrived in France: 19 August 1915
Regiment and Battalion:    1/5th (T F) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment
Service number and rank:  240617 Private
Awards: Military Medal, 1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Death:    Killed in Action 9 October 1917 aged 28 (27 according to the Barnsley Chronicle)
CWGC Remembered: Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 125-128

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of the late George and Harriett Pilkington,

Barnsley, Redfearn Brothers Glassworks & Aldham Works
Barnsley, St Mary's Church, Combined Memorial 

His father also worked at Redfearn's Glassworks and was killed there in 1908.  He was

buried 10 June 1908 Barnsley Cemetery.  James' mother, Harriett remarried to George W Lyman in Q2 1916 and then in 1922 she died aged 57, still living at 51 Honeywell Street.  She is buried with her first husband George in Barnsley Cemetery.

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