Born: 1894, Ipswich, Suffolk

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

Residence: 26, Waterloo Road, Ipswich.

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

Commissioned on the 4th September 1916 – Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion.


Rank: Second Lieutenant; Service Number: 7268

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly Private, 7268, Royal Fusiliers, 18th Battalion, and Acting Sergeant, 7268, Royal Fusiliers, 18th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star + 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.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



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




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., of 26, Waterloo Road, Ipswich.


Probate to Edgar William Pryke – father, a Post Office Clerk.


Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich. Formerly Cranfield’s Flour Mill, and on the war memorial at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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