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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Pike, Edward (1411/2282)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 35 years 9 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 14 October 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 141/2282            view online service record

Next of Kin:
Rhoda Matters (sister)
213 Stokes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 2 February 1915
Ship: HMAT Clan McGillivray A46
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 2nd Reinforcements

Fate:
RTA: Saturday, 14 December 1918
Discharged: Sunday, 30 March 1919

2 Comments

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 21, 2016 5.31 pm 0Likes

    Served during the Boer War as 1287, Private, 5 Victorian Mounted Rifles, shown on enlisted as a driver with Swallow & Ariel, Port Melbourne, Born Sandridge, 1883, he was actually John Edward Pike, died Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital in 1970, his age listed as 87. At the time ofhis Boer War enlistment, the family were at 103 Princes Street, an interesting address where their father Amos ran a prominent estate agency and their mother Mary operated a dairy. A brother William George PIKE also served in South Africa as a Private with the 1st Victorian Mounted Rifles

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 25, 2017 2.00 pm 0Likes

    “Private E. Pike (wounded) is a native of Port Melbourne, and the fifth son of the late Amos and Mary Pike. He was a member of the late Harbor Trust Battery, also went to South Africa with the Fifth Contingent, for which he received a medal and three clasps. Afterwards he served for five years in the Australian Navy, being on the Challenger and Psvche”
    “CAREERS OF THE FALLEN”, The Age, 18 June, 1915 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154941202

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