Other names: Thomas George
Locations in this story: Stour Row, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, DorsetSt. James, ShaftesburyChristys Lane, Shaftesbury
Story: Thomas George Pike was born at Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1893, the son of Mark Pike and Eliza Pike (née Elliott). He lived his early life with the family at Fir Tree Cottage, Stour Row, until, later on, they moved to 63 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Thomas enlisted and joined the Machine Gun Corps as a Private (Service No. 6371) but later transferred to the Mobile Graves Registration Unit of the Labour Corps (Service No. 418623). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but when he was discharged he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Edith Ann Taylor at St. James' Church, Shaftesbury, on 12th January 1921. By the time of the 1939 Register his wife and children were living at 5 Christys Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, but there was no mention of Thomas at this time. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1967.