Other names: Frederick Edwin
Locations in this story: Heytesbury, WiltshireSherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury, DorsetSouth AfricaIndiaMotcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Frederick Edwin Pike was born at Heytesbury, Wiltshire, on 7 Jun 1885 the son of Edwin Pike and Ellen Pike (nee Gibbs). His family moved to Sherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and he lived his early life there. He had previously enlisted on 30 Sep 1902 with the 11th Lancers (Service No. 5070) and served also with the 11th Lancers (Service No. 6792) and 9th Lancers (Service No. 4999) in South Africa and India. He was discharged on 10 Sep 1907 as being medically unfit for further service. He had re-enlisted during WW1 with the 9th Lancers (Corps of Hussars) as a Private (Service No. L/10740) and was attached to the No. 8 Company of the Royal Engineers. It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 10 Feb 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Mary Annie Light at Motcombe, Dorset, on 7 May 1921. His death was recorded at the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registry in 1932.