Second Lieutenant Stanley Howard PILKINGTON

Service No: 1283
Born: Auckland NZ, February 1889
Enlisted in the Army: 11 October 1916
Unit: No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident, England, 24 October 1917, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edmund and Jane Pilkington. Native of Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand
Place of Association: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 24 October 1917, Second Lieutenant Pilkington died of injuries when RE aircraft 3841 that he was flying crashed at Yatesbury.  A witness reported that the engine had been shut off prior to landing and the aircraft suddenly dived into the ground.  The aircraft had been flown earlier in the day without incident and the cause of the accident was unable to be determined.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, PILKINGTON STANLEY HOWARD


Bennett, J. (John William) Highest Traditions: the history of No. 2 Squadron RAAF, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1995

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