Oliver Daniel Pilkington

(19/11/1891 - 27/08/1917)

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Born: 19/11/1891 at Brisbane, Qld Certified Father: Thomas Pilkington (03/03/1862 - 00/07/1925)
Died: 27/08/1917 of Died of wounds in WW1 Certified Mother: Jessie McInnes (26/10/1865 - 00/12/1946)
Children: Siblings: William Duncan Pilkington (28/05/1887 - 09/04/1953)
Sarah Ellen Pilkington (30/03/1888 - 04/11/1965)
Thomas Norman Pilkington (20/10/1889 - 25/12/1898)
Mary Edith Pilkington (29/12/1894 - 00/00/1983)
Alice Jessie Pilkington (Born 12/12/1903)



Born: 19/11/1891, Victoria Street, Valley, Brisbane

Birth Records list his name as being 'Daniel Oliver Pilkington', other records have his name as 'Oliver Daniel' Pilkington

Birth Ref: 1891/B049456
School: West End, South Brisbane, Queensland

He was an apprentice at Thomas Haaslop Co. for 4 years and nine months from 20th January 1908. He was initially earning 10 shillings per week which gradually increased to twenty five shillings.

Occupation: Commerical Traveller / General Hardware and Crockery Trade

Resided: Cambridge Street, West End, QLD

1913 Electoral Roll: Oliver resided at Cambridge Street. Occupation: Ironmonger

Height: 5 feet 4 3/4 inches

Weight: 130 lbs

Complexion: Fair

Eye Colour: Brown

Hair Colour: Greyish Brown

Died: France in WW1, Age: 25 years, 9 months

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour:
Pilkington, Oliver Daniel
Number: 1728
Rank: CSM
Unit: 47th Bn Australian Inf
Service: Army
Conflict: 1914-1918
Date of Death: 27/08/1917
Place of Death: Wysachete
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Memorial Panel: 144
Cemetery or Memorial Details: FRANCE 13 Mont Huon British Military Cemetery, Plot 3, Row m. 580, Railway Station Le Treport
Next Of Kin:
Place Of Enlistment: South Brisbane, Kurilpa, QLD
Native Place: Brisbane
Notes: PILKINGTON, C. S. M., Oliver Daniel, 1728. 47th Bn. Australian Inf. Died of wounds 27th Aug., 1917. Age 25. Son of Thomas and Jessie Pilkington, of Cambridge St., West End South, Brisbane. Native of Brisbane. III. M. 9A.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

He served in Egypt and in Europe. He received gunshot wounds to his leg on 8 August 1917 in France. He was transferred to Ward 2, 2nd Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport, France, where his leg was amputated. He died of shock after the amputation at 11:15pm on 27 August 1917. He is burried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery Le Treport in Plot 3, Row M, Grave 9A. The cross on his grave reads "Rock of Ages, cleft for me" as requested by his father. (Source: NAA website).

Before enlisting in the AIF he served several years in the machine gun section in the Noriton (??) Reg. (Not sure if that word is Noriton ... is hard to read).
Connected with Daniel Tudor and Percy Pilkington - Cousins.
His uncle was Thomas Pilkington who lived at Cambridge Street, West End, South Brisbane.

Known as "Ollie".

He regularly sent postcards home while serving his country. Mainly to his younger sister Alice who he affectionately called "Puddie" or "Pud".

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Ollie's Signature
Ollie's Signature
Letter to Oliver in Hospital in France
Letter to ODP in France
Letter to Ollie while he was in active service
Letter to Ollie during war
Back of Postcard - Ollies Interred Le Treport France
Back of Postcard - Ollie
Ollies Grave in Le Treport France
Ollies Grave
Card to Ollie from Alice
Card to Ollie from Alice
Postcard from Ollie to his mother
Poscard from Ollie to his mum
Postcard from Ollie to his sister
Postcard from Ollie to his sis
Postcard to his sister Alice while serving in Egypt
Postcard to Alice from Egypt
Postcard from Ollie in Egypt to his sister Alice
Postcard from Egypt to Alice
Postcard from Ollie after arriving in Egypt to his mother
PC from Ollie in Egypt to mum
Postcard from Ollie to his sister Alice
Postcard from Ollie to Alice
Ollie in Military Uniform
Ollie in Military Uniform
Photograph of Oliver Daniel Pilkington
Oliver Pilkington Photograph
Oliver appointed Warrant Officer Class 11
ODP Warrant Officer Class 11
Oliver Daniel Pilkington Lodge Card
Oliver Daniel Pilkington Lodge

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