Other names: Edward John
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetCan, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersEdmonton, MiddlesexCheshunt, HertfordshireWare, Hertfordshire
Story: Edward John Pike was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 6 Apr 1895 the son of Herbert Pike and Mary Hannah Pike (nee Sharp). He lived his early life in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 8578). He had served in France and Flanders and had suffered gas poisoning. He was discharged on 9 Apr 1919 and went to live in Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury. He had applied for a pension in view of his perceived disability but this was refused. There are no available medal records in this case. His marriage to Mary A. E. Monk was recorded at the Edmonton, Middlesex, Registry in 1922. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 66 Franklin Avenue, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, working as a Hammer Driver. His death was recorded at the Ware, Hertfordshire, Registry on 4 Sep 1970 and his burial was performed on 10 Sep 1970.