ARTHUR PRYKE

 

 

Born: 1894, Ipswich, Suffolk

Died: 11th April 1917, age 22, KiA.

Date of Entry Therein: 14th November 1915 – France.

11th April 1917 – Missing

Rank: Second Lieutenant; Service Number: 7268

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 15 Star medals + Military Cross. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed great coolness and courage as Intelligence Officer. He made two reconnaissance’s of our new position under heavy fire of all kinds, and reported to Headquarters. On a later date he carried out a reconnaissance under similar conditions, and was wounded as he returned.

 

Grave Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,

France

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edgar & Eliza Pryke of 26, Waterloo Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   26, Waterloo Road, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edgar William Pryke, 41, a Post Office Clerk, born Ipswich.

Eliza Isobella Pryke (nee West), 44, born Ipswich.

Nellie Pryke, 15, a Drapers Assistant, born Ipswich.

Hilda Berkeley Pryke, 11, born Ipswich.

Ethel Pryke, 10, born Ipswich.

Frederick Pryke, 7, born Ipswich.

Ernest Harry Pryke, 4, born Ipswich.

Alice Maud Pryke, 2, born Ipswich.

 

1911   26, Waterloo Road, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 16 years old, a Clerk – Flour Mill. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Edgar, 51, a Post Office Clerk.

Eliza, 54.

Nellie, 24, a Drapers Assistant.

Hilda, 21, a Milliners Assistant.

Ethel, 20, a Drapers Assistant.

Frederick, 18, a Clerk – Timber Merchants.

Ernest, 14, a Clerk – Coal Merchants

Alice, 12.

 

Arthur’s medals were sent to his father Mr. E.W. Pryke Esq, 26, Waterloo Road, Ipswich.

 

Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at Dance East, Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich. Formerly Cranfield’s Flour Mill.

Cranfield's

Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

Suffolk regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

 

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