Other names: George Wilfred Henry
Locations in this story: Coombe Bissett, WiltshireFrance & FlandersArras MemorialSalisbury Street, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: 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.