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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Maurice Pilgrim was born in Worksop in 1889 to Charles George and Louisa Pilgrim. The couple came from Oakham, Rutland, with their daughter Ada, to Worksop around 1888. The family home was at 15 New Road, Worksop, where Charles was a shoeing smith. Maurice was the first born in Worksop followed by George Pilgrim. In 1897 the family was increased by the birth of Harold who, unfortunately died aged 6 in 1903. 1901 saw them all living at 13 Newcastle Ave, Worksop. Ten years later George was working for his father in the horse shoeing business and Maurice was working as a Grocer’s assistant.
26 Sep 1916
27
1548339 - CWGC Website
240587
Corporal
5th Bn Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Corporal Maurice Pilgrim Worksop Guardian 24 August 1917 Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Pilgrim, of 18, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, have received official confirmation of the death of their eldest son, Corpl. Maurice Pilgrim, of the 1/5th Yorkshire Regiment, who was reported missing on September 26th. 1916. The information came from the Record Office of the Regt. At York, and tendered the sympathy of the King and Queen, and also stating that the Army Council were constrained to conclude he was dead and that his death occurred on September 26th 1916. Corpl. Pilgrim, who was 27 years of age, was born in Worksop, and was educated at the Wesleyan School. After schooldays he was apprenticed with Mr. H. W. Fox, Italian warehouseman, Market Place, Worksop, with whom he remained seven years. Then he secured a situation as traveller for the well known firm of Messrs. Rowntree and Son’s Scarboro’ in January, 1914 and it was from here he enlisted in the Yorks. Regt. in the September following the outbreak of war. Corpl. Pilgrim was of a most genial disposition, and had many friends in his native town, who deeply deplore his death. Letter’s from Messrs. Rowntree to his parent’s speak highly of his business abilities, his good character and integrity, and the Commanding Officer and two other Officers of his Regt. also have written most appreciative and sympathetic letters. He was a fine upstanding soldier, and a good sport, being very fond of both cricket and football. He was a member of the Speedwell Cricket Club, and also played football for the Worksop Thursday Team. His brother, (Shoeing-Smith) George Pilgrim is in the R. F. A., and has been in France for about three weeks.
CWG additional information:- Son of C. G. and Louisa Pilgrim, of Burton Pedwardine, Sleaford, Lincs Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Maurice Pilgrim - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.