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Edward PIKE

Regimental number4
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationButcher
AddressMrs E Pike, Cobalt Street off Chloride Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 4.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Pike, c/o Mrs Rowe, 228 Hindley Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Army Service Corps.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name3rd Infantry Brigade, Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A12 Saldanha on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4A
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateDOI 22-23 December 1917
Place of burialRocquigny - Equancourt Road British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row E, Grave No. 18), Manancourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
151
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 19 May 1915.

Detached for transport duty, 25 May 1915.

Rejoined 3rd Brigade, Tel el Kebir, 30 December 1915.

Promoted Sergeant, 11 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916.

Died of natural causes, Belgium, 22-23 December 1917. In his post mortem report, 24 December 1917, Captain J.E. FINLAY, Australian Army Medical Corps, 21st Casualty Clearing Station, concluded that 'In my opinion he died from the intense cold.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PIKE Edward

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