Major Pillinger was born 13th May 1860, and although he was destined

 to become a civil engineer by his parents, he did not find those

 prospects attractive and so enlisted in the 61st Foot in October 1876

 with whom he stayed until his discharge was purchased in 1879.

31st August 1876 Enlisted with 61st Foot Harfield Barracks, Bristol

16th November 1876 Joined Regiment in Aldershot
1878                                Moved to Dover and on to Malta
16th April 1879            Discharge Purchased  £18


Eleven days of civilian life so disgusted him that he decided to try another shillings worth and :-

28th April 1879    Joined the Tenth Royal Hussars, Canterbury Depot.
1880       Moved to Rawal Pindi, India
1881       Moved to Lucknow (Appointed Lance Corporal Jan 10th)
1882       Appointed Orderly Room Sgt
1884       Suakim (Medal and Star for Eastern Sudan. 1 Clasp); Trinketat; Shornecliffe
1885       Moved to Aldershot (Promoted troop Sgt Major)
1887       Moved to Hounslow
1888       Moved to York (Promoted Quarter Master Sgt)
1891       Moved To Curragh
1891       Moved to Dublin
1892       Moved to Carhir
1894       Moved to Ballincollig
1895       Moved to Newbridge
1897       Moved to Aldershot (Granted medal for Long Service and Good Conduct)
1897       Moved to Canterbury ( Promoted Regimental Quarter Master Sgt)
1899       Moved to Aldershot
1899- 1902    South Africa War (2 Medals, seven clasps. Promoted Hon Lieut. And Quarter       Master 7th Feb 1900)
1902- 1906       Mhow, Central India
1906-1912       Rawal Pindi (Promoted Capt. 7th Feb 1910, promoted Major 16th Dec. 1911
1912       Moved to Tempe, Bloemfontein
1913       Moved to Potchefstroom, Transvaal. Left for home Saturday 31st May 1913
1914       Joined Egyptian Camel Corp, Cairo
1915       Joined Army Service Corps, Gallipoli. Appointed ADC 8th June 1915
1916       Joined Staff, Middle East

Extracted from The 10th Royal Hussars Gazette July 1913