Pilkington, Hugh Brocklehurst

He was the second son of Charles Pilkington of Prestwich, near Manchester, and Mabel Pilkington, nee Fielden. His two brothers also came to Winchester. Before coming to Winchester he was with Mr. Locke at Eversley. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1908, became a mining engineerĀ and eventually a director of the Clifton and Kersley Colliery Company. He served five years before the war in the 6th Battalion Manchester Regiment, being promoted to Captain early in 1914. He was joined in the battalion by another Wykehamist, Second Lieutenant Alan James Ingram Donald (K1907-1912): both men would be killed on the same day. In 1915, he was ordered to the Dardanelles and fell in action on June 4th of that year at Krithia. Pilkington’s place of burial is unknown but he is commemorated on Panel 158 of the Helles Memorial in Gallipoli and his name appeared in Despatches after his death.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Pilkington
  • Forenames or initials: Hugh Brocklehurst
  • House: E
  • Years in School: 1900-1903
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Manchester Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 20th September 1886
  • Date of Death: 4th June 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Helles Memorial