Other names: George Henry
Locations in this story: Coombe Bissett, WiltshireFrance & FlandersArras MemorialSalisbury Street, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: George Henry Dyke was born in 1897 in Coombe Bissett, Wiltshire. He was the son of Frederick Dyke, an Agricultural Engine Driver, and Matilda Mary Dyke. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living at 9 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the Somerset Light Infantry (Service No. 26774). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 4th May 1917 and his name appears on the Arras Memorial (Bay 4). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.