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Name: PILKINGTON, George Lawrence (Rev.)

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Birth Date: 4.6.1865 Dublin, Ireland

Death Date: 11.12.1897 Uganda, murdered at Siege of Luba's

Nationality: British

First Date: 1890

Last Date: 1897

Profession: CMS Missionary. Soon after his arrival in the country he was murdered in Uganda at the Siege of Luba's in 1898. First missionary to reach Hoima

Area: Uganda, Hoima

Married: In 1897 was engaged to Miss Bertha Taylor, another missionary

Book Reference: Gillett, Roome, Tucker, North, BEA, CMS, EAHB 1904, Barnes, Web, Fox Davies

School: Uppingham and Pembroke College, Cambridge

General Information:

Tucker - on the way to the coast - Aug 1895 - returning from furlough Nov 1896. Arrived in Mengo on Jan 11th 1897 having bicycled from Kibwezi in 23 days. ....... 1897 Uganda Mutiny - in danger at Koki ......... arrived at Luba's on Oct. 23rd with Dr Cook .......... in the action which followed he was shot through the thigh bursting the femoral artery and so he died.
North - dep. coast 21/7/1890; arr. Mengo 4/12/1890; dep. Kampala 20/4/1893 to open Mission at Mityana; dep. Kampala for south of Lake 10/10/1893; home leave; dep. England 3/9/1896; arr. Uganda 11/1/1897, then based at Mengo; Volunteered to help troops as interpreter during Sudanese mutiny; d. 11/12/1897, killed during siege of Luba's, aged 33
CMS 1890 - Age 25. Of Tore, Tyrrellspass, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. Uppingham Sch. Pemb. Coll. Camb. (Scholar); BA (1st cl. 2nd Div. Clas. Tripos) 1887; Winchester Reading Prizeman, 1888. For short time Assist. Master, Harrow and Bedford Schools. Well known in connexion with "Childrens Special Service Mission" and "Schoolboys' Scripture Union". 1890, Jan 23 to E. Eq. Africa - Uganda - Mission. Author of several books regarding Luganda and numerous translations into Luganda. Sister in service of S.P.G. In Delhi
Barnes - St Paul's Namirembe Cemetery - George Lawrence Pilkington, 1865 Dublin - 11 Dec 1897 Luba's
Tucker - May 1890 - Binns & Pilkington had gone on a journey to Chagga.

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