Pvt. William Pilkington

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Pvt. William Pilkington

Background

William Pilkington is a private with the Royal Marines on the HMS Erebus in the Discovery Service for the British Royal Navy.

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June, 1847, George Chambers tells Charles Best and John Weekes, John Franklin was supposed to be the discoverer of the path and Best laments the Tuunbaq takes their best men and Best stares at Pilkington.

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June, 1847, Carnival starts and Francis Crozier and Thomas Jopson arrive later and find the crew drunk. Crozier holds a speech and tells the crew that they need to return to their homes. Crozier tells them that they will be walking to safety. He continues that they should find help from the Netsilik people on their way and should eventually meet up with Lt. Fairholme and his group. Lady Silence stumbles into the crowd and shortly after, Dr. Stanley starts himself and the carnival camp on fire. The fire spreads through carnival and some of the crew are burned to death. Cornelius Hickey uses a knife to cut open the canvas and kills Dr. MacDonald in the process. The remaining crew stumble out of the area and the dead are lined up.

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April 22, 1848, Lt. John Irving gives the word, and the group starts their march through the Arctic. The crew meet up with Lt. Edward Little's group, who have already set up camp. During the night, John Morfin collapses and asks Henry Goodsir to kill him. The rest of the camp wakes up and Morfin takes the rifle from Pilkington and points it at Crozier. James Fitzjames orders Morfin to lower his weapon and Morfin shoots towards him before being shot dead by Sgt. Solomon Tozer.

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The next day after the Tuunbaq attack on the camp, Goodsir brings two sacks of meat and Hickey's group eats the remains of William Gibson, including Lt. George Hodgson. Tozer forms a plan with Thomas Armitage and Pilkington to head back to the ships.

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Crozier is brought to Hickey's camp by gunpoint by Armitage. In the evening, the camp is woken up by Hickey and Crozier is brought outside where he sees the butchered body of Goodsir. Crozier is forced to eat a piece of Goodsir and cuts a piece off of Goodsir's foot and the rest of the camp eat. Hickey gets up and hits Tozer in the head with the buttstock of a rifle, knocking him unconscious. Hickey's camp pull a boat across the land until Hickey orders them to stop and has Pilkington fire his rifle into the air to attract the Tuunbaq. As Hickey tells his group his plan, some members start to get sick and vomit. He tells them that he can't go back and killed the original Hickey. Pilkington yells out that the Tuunbaq is coming and Crozier tells the group that it will go after those that are running first. Tozer starts to make a battle plan as Hickey rambles about gods and empires. Edmund Hoar runs away and as Armitage is about to shoot Hickey, Manson shoots him dead. The Tuunbaq then kills Pilkington.