TOM ROBERTS PIKE 1893–1959
Photograph from family collection
Born 30th October 1893 in Radcliffe on Trent
Baptised 26th November 1893 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent
Married in 1923 to Vera May Tomlinson. Three children, twins Vera and Dorothy, born 1925, died as babies, and one son William known as Harry, born 1930.
Died 25th September 1959. Buried in Radcliffe on Trent cemetery
Brother of Charles, Fred and Jack Pike.
Age 8 living on Albert Street, Radcliffe on Trent with father Henry, a joiner and builder, mother Sophia, brothers Charles 18, John (known as Jack), 12 and Fred 16. Grandfather Sam and grandmother Harriett (maiden name Roberts) lived next door.
Age 18, a joiner, living on Albert Road (Street) with parents, brother John (Jack) and sister Dorothy.
Royal Naval Air Service
Service number 224418
30.11.16: Enlisted. Occupation carpenter and joiner, height 5ft 6¾ins, chest 37½ins. Trade classification for RNAS: rigger (aero)
30.11.16: HMS President II, Crystal Palace to 14.4. 1917. The ship was an on shore establishment for training.
15.4.17: Transferred to RNAS Killingholme (base for seaplanes on Humber estuary), Lincs, acting air mechanic I(c). Transferred to RAF on 1.4.1918, remaining at Killingholme
22.7.18: Transferred from Killingholme to Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, acting air mechanic I. There was an RFC/RAF airstrip at Seaton Carew and seaplanes were kept in Seaton Channel. It was a detachment of No. 36 Home Defence Squadron of the RFC, located at RFC Station Cramlington, Northumberland.
17.1.19: Transferred from Seaton Carew to Clipstone Dispersal Centre, Notts
Medals Awarded: ineligible for campaign medals because he served in the U.K.
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Registet
Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
There are letters from Tom to Charles and from Tom to his parents on Charles’s death
Father’s company in Wright’s directories
Address: Lincoln House, Radcliffe
Employment: Builder, London Road, Nottm
Household: father Henry, builder, mother Sophia, grandfather Samuel, retired, sister Dorothy, nephew Richard, son of Charles.
1922 Electoral Register
Address: Lincoln Grove
Household: Tom Pike living with parents Henry and Sophia
Address: 15 Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: Company Director and Secretary, Journeyman Manufacturers, Henry Pike and Sons
Military Service WWII: Sgt. Special Constable, Air Raid Precautions service
Household: living with wife Vera, born 3rd April 1903 and wife’s mother, May Tomlinson
Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born, lived and died in Radcliffe on Trent.