Project Description

JOHN HARRY PIKE 1889–1949

Jack Pike ed
Photograph from family collection

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

1891 Census

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

1901 Census

Living on Albert Street, Radcliffe on Trent with parents, and brothers Charles, Tom, and Fred. Grandfather Sam and grandmother Harriett live next door.

1911 Census

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.

Military Service

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

Other Information

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.