Edwin Pike (17th May 1881 – 19th December 1914)

Edwin was the son of Albert PIKE and Ann GIBBONS he born on the 17th May 1881 and baptised at the local Primitive Methodist chapel on the 15th July 1881[1]. Primitive Methodist Chapel, Swampton, St Mary Bourne[2] On the 5th April 1891 Edwin was living in St Mary Bourne with his parents, older brother Herbert … Read moreEdwin Pike (17th May 1881 – 19th December 1914)

The “Old Contemptibles” from St Mary Bourne in the 1st Hampshire Regiment

I’d like to introduce you to five men who had all served their country prior to the outbreak of war on the 4th August 1914. Frederick George DAY (1888-1914) 1St Hampshire Regiment, Service No. 7422 Previously the 2nd Hampshire Regiment serving in South Africa, circa. 1905-1912. Sidney GUNNELL (1885–1914) 1st Hampshire Regiment, Service No. 7389 … Read moreThe “Old Contemptibles” from St Mary Bourne in the 1st Hampshire Regiment

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