Names on Motcombe War Memorial 1

William Ernest Pike

Surname: Pike
Other names: William Ernest
Other people in this story:
Ernest J. Pike
Mary Agnes Pike
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Egypt
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine
Waterloo Farm, Motcombe, Dorset
Motcombe, Dorset

Story:
William Ernest Pike was born in 1896 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Ernest J. Pike, a Farmer, and Mary Agnes Pike. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Waterloo Farm, Motcombe, Dorset. He enlisted in the Dorset Yeomanry (Queens Own) (Service No. 230131) and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Corporal. He served in Egypt and was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died on 21st November 1917 and was buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery (grave id. Y.83). He is remembered on the Motcombe War Memorial, Dorset.

 

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives