Lieut. Alfred Lionel PINKERTON, ,of the RFC ,11 Sqdn

Male 1890 - 1925


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  • Name  Lieut. Alfred Lionel PINKERTON, ,of the RFC ,11 Sqdn 
    Prefix  Lieut. 
    Suffix  ,of the RFC ,11 Sqdn 
    Born  27 Oct 1890  Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  29 Oct 1925  Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  30 Oct 1925  Brighton Cemetery, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Alfred was in China when WWI broke out, and immediately left for England and enlisted in the British Armed Forces in London,England on 25th November 1914 and saw action in France with the Army Service Corp in the 356 Motor Transport Company.On the 19th of September 1915 he was discharged from the ASC in order to take a temporary commission in the Royal Field Artillery He then requested to attend the RFC School of Instruction in Reading and commenced training on 7th January 1916.After completion of training he was promoted to Lieutenant.After graduating and re-entering the conflict as a pilot , family records attest that he was shot down in Germany, escaped back to his unit with a comrade, and was shot down again. On the second occasion he remained incarcerated in a POW camp until Armistice.He was repatriated back to England on 2nd May 1919 , demobilised on 12th June 1919,before and arrived back in Australia on 20th December 1919, finally relinquishing his Commission on the 25th May 1920.
      On 30 December 1920,he was a passenger on the steamer Marella ,departing Port Adelaide,South Australia ,enroute to Java,Singapore , and returning to China where he had resided for several years prior to enlisting.
      Whilst in China, he was in Shanghai riding in a horse race when he fell and was paralysed down one side.
      He returned home ,accompanied by Shin Hung Chow and William Kum Ning - (on the manifest as Servants) arriving on the S.S."Tango Maru" on 15th October 1922,four months after his fathers death.

      Unfortunately the entire record of service for Alfred and most others who served in the British forces during WWI are very scarce or non existant.Around 60 percent of British service records were destroyed in the bombing of Britain during World War II.
    Person ID  I6152  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified  31 Aug 2016 

    Father  Adam PINKERTON, ,later Alfred Pinkerton,of Wilcannia,NSW,and Wangaratta,Victoria,   b. 1848, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1922, his residence in Rowan Street, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah JONES,   b. 1860, Creswick, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1939, 9 Glenferrie Street, Caulfield , Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Jan 1879  Creswick, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1910  Group Sheet




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