Sapper Thomas Pinckney

Male, Person Number506, b. 26 November 1915, d. 23 September 1947
Sapper Thomas Pinckney
1915 - 1947
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Giles Pinckney
ChartsGiles Pinckney
Birth*26 Nov 1915Sapper Thomas Pinckney was born on 26 Nov 1915 at South Shields, Durham, England, ; jan-feb-mar (1916) 10a 1373.1
He was the son of George Webb Waterton Pinckney and Agnes Rippon Lightford
Emigration*Jul 1939Sapper Thomas Pinckney emigrated in Jul 1939 to South Africa,
Death*23 Sep 1947He died on 23 Sep 1947 at Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa, , at age 31; Thomas was engaged and was on the Drakensberg Mountains with his fiance. They both stopped and sat on the cliff at Chapman's Peak to admire the view. She got up and when Thomas went to follow the cliff gave way under him and he fell to his death. Thomas is commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site. 
Last Edited14 Jan 2010


  1. [S7] Birth Registration.