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George Wilfred Henry Dyke

Surname: Dyke
Other names: George Wilfred Henry
Other people in this story:
Frederick George Dyke
Matilda Mary Dyke nee Everett
Locations in this story:
Coombe Bissett, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Arras Memorial
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury

George Wilfred Henry Dyke was born on 8th December, 1897 in Coombe Bissett, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 29th May, 1898. He was the son of Frederick George Dyke, an Agricultural Engine Driver, and Matilda Mary Dyke (nee Everett). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living at 9 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the 1st Battalion of Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) (Service No. 26774). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 4th May 1917 and his name appears on the Arras Memorial (Bay 4). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.

  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

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