JOHN HARRY PIKE 1889–1949
Born 29th March 1889 in Radcliffe on Trent
Known as Jack
Baptised 28th April 1889 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent
Married on 11th December 1912 to Kate Stafford (sister to Rosa Stafford who married Sudbury Smith), three children, Marie Elizabeth, known as Betty, Jack Roberts, known as Bob and John.
Died 5th December 1949, age sixty
Living on Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent with father, Henry, mother, Sophia, and brothers Charles (killed in war) and Fred.
Radcliffe on Trent School Register
Admitted 21 March 1892
Living on Albert Road (Street) with father Henry, a joiner and builder, mother Sophia, brother Tom and sister Dorothy. He was working as a joiner.
Royal Naval Air Service from 1916, then RAF from April 1st 1918
Service number: 224405
Enlisted: 30th Nov 1916, occupation joiner
Height 5 ft 9ins, chest 37 ins, hair dark brown, eyes brown
30.11.16: HMS President II, Crystal Palace to 14.4. 1917. The ship was an on shore establishment for training.
15.4.17: RNAS Killingholme (base for seaplanes on Humber estuary), Lincs, acting air mechanic I(c)
(According to brother Charles’ letters, Kate and daughter went with him. Was considering training as pilot and trying for commission.)
10.5.18: Transferred from Killingholme to RAF Westgate, Kent (base for seaplanes), was also transferred to the RAF, acting air mechanic 2
27.7.18: Transferred from RAF Westgate to I.(S) (instruction school) M.A.D. Reclassified as air mechanic I
24.1.19: From I (S) M.A.D. to demobilisation at Harrowby Dispersal Centre, Lincs
Medals Awarded: ineligible for campaign medals because he served in the U.K.
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
Father’s company in Wright’s directories
Always known as Jack
From the 1922 Electoral Register
Address: Lincoln Grove
Household: Living with wife Kate Ethel.
From the 1939 Register
Address: ‘Roberta’, Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: Company Director
Household: Living with wife Kate and daughter Marie, known as Betty, a chemist audit clerk.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.