Frederick Edwin Pike

Surname: Pike
Other names: Frederick Edwin
Other people in this story:
Edwin Pike
Ellen Pike (nee Gibbs)
Mary Annie Light
Locations in this story:
Heytesbury, Wiltshire
Sherborne Causeway, Motcombe, Dorset
South Africa
Motcombe, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Erlestoke, Wiltshire
Stour Provost, Dorset

Frederick Edwin Pike was born at Heytesbury, Wiltshire, during 1885 and baptised at Erlstoke, Wiltshire, on 7 Jun 1885 the son of Edwin Pike and Ellen Pike (nee Gibbs).  By 1891 his family had moved to Sherborne Causeway, Motcombe, Dorset, and he lived most of 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 and the 1921 Census shows he had set up home at Chequers Cottage, Stour Provost, Dorset, where he worked as a Mason's Labourer.  His death was recorded at the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registry in 1932.


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