Patrick James PILLION


PILLION, Patrick James

Service Number: 3663
Enlisted: 27 April 1916, Enlisted at Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Mambray Creek, South Australia, Australia, 3 May 1883
Home Town: Mambray Creek, Mount Remarkable, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Teamster
Died: Died of wounds, 45th Casualty Clearing Station, France, 6 March 1917, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V1, Row B, Grave 40 Rev. E.J. Penistan officiated Headstone inscription reads: In loving memory of the beloved son of Maurice and Mary A. Pillion. R.I.P., Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Germein War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3663, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Adelaide
12 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3663, 32nd Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3663, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
5 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3663, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Shell wounds to legs, hands and right buttock

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Maurice Pillion and Mary (nee Donovan) Pillion of Mambray Creek, SA; brother of Mary Pillion, John Edmund Pillion, Mary Agnes Pillion, Hannah Stacey Pillion, Timothy David Pillion, Thomas Gregory Francis Pillion, Clair Aloysius Pillion and Vincent Dominick Pillion. Clair and Vincent were twins

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal