Other names: William Ernest
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyEgyptJerusalem War Cemetery, PalestineWaterloo Farm, Motcombe, DorsetMotcombe, 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.