27758 Private Edward William PIKE (d. 10 July 1917)
Killed in Action at Passchendaele 10 July 1917
Ian Valentine based on Research by Mary Norris & John Stewart, CWGC & Essex Regimental Museum Records
27758 Private Edward William Pike was born in 1885 at 2 Blyths Lane, Wivenhoe, the son of Henry Edgar Pike & Mary Ann Sainty. He became a Carpenter.
In 1910 he emigrated to the USA on SS Merion landing at Philadelphia. Prior to the war he returned to England on SS Franconia landing at Liverpool on 18 June 1914. He enlisted at Warley Barracks, nr. Brentwood, Essex, but served in 1st Bn Northamptonshire Regt.
He was Killed in Action at Passchendaele on 10 July 1917, aged 32.
He has no known grave, but is named on Panel 13 of Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium and also on the Wivenhoe War Memorial.