Arthur Pilgrim

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Arthur Pilgrim
Personal Information
Date of Birth c1883
Place of Birth Collingwood, Victoria
Death 19 Nov 1959
Place of Death South Perth, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 32 years
Description 5'6" tall ; 136lbs
61.689 kg
; dark complexion ; grey eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Tuckpointer
Religion Church of England
Address Lacey street, East Cannington, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Mildred May Pilgrim
Military Information
Reg Number 223
Date of Enlistment 9 Sep 1914
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 11th Battalion, B Company
Date of Embarkation 31 Oct 1914 ‒ 5 Dec 1914
Ship Embarked On HMAT A7 Medic
Date of Return 5 Feb 1915
Ship Returned On HMAT A55 Kyarra Suez to Melbourne
Fate Returned to Australia (Medical)
Monument none at present
Medals 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

On 17 Feb 1902 Arthur married Mildred May Mantova (1883-1929) in Fremantle. Mildred died 20 Apr 1929, aged 45. An entry on her Metropolitan Cemeteries Board record includes "Noongar" instead of a suburb name.

1903 - 1916 address was Coode street, South Perth.

War Service

Entered Blackboy Hill camp on 9 Sep 1914, and he was allocated to B Company of the 11th Battalion that was then forming up for service overseas. Completed training in Australia without incident and travelled to Egypt in the 1st Convoy, landing at Alexandria and travelling by train to Mena camp at the foot of the Great Pyramid.

Arthur became ill before Christmas Day with influenza and was in the Field Ambulance until Christmas Day. Thought to be well, he was discharged, but three days later he collapsed on parade and at that time had pains all over him - in all his joints. On 3 Jan 1915 Arthur was admitted to the 2nd Australian General Hospital with rheumatism. His stay overseas was very brief as he was sent home with the returning transport ships.

Discharged at 5th Military District on 10 Apr 1916 and granted a pension. On 11 Apr 1916 it was 30/- per fortnight ($3), an increase from 20/- ($2). His wife Mildred May received 15/- p.f.; his daughter Rose Winifred, 5/- p.f.; son Arthur 5/- p.f.; daughter Eileen 5/- p.f.; son Harry Roy 10/- p.f.; son Walter Frederick 7/6d p.f.; son Jack 2/6d p.f. All pension payment were cancelled on 20 Dec 1917.

Harry Roy (1903 - 1976); Walter Frederick (1905 - 1991); Rose Winifred (1908 - 1994); Jack (1912 - 1980); Eileen (1916 - ); and Rene (1918 - )

Post War

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