GEORGE FREDERICK DYKE

 

Born: 14th September 1882, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Baptised: 28th March 1886, at St. Margaret’s Church, Lowestoft. Parents: Mary Ann & George Seth Dyke, a Plasterer. His brother, John Joshua Dyke, born 28th December 1885, was baptised at the same service.

Died: 7th November 1900; age: 18; Drowned whilst bathing at the Kaffir River Bridge, Central South Africa.

Residence: 15, Chapel Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 4224.

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion, South Africa Field Force.

 

Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony & Orange Free State.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   5, Church Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

 

George was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Seth Dyke, 35, a Plasterer, born Lowestoft.

Mary Ann Dyke (nee Gough), 33, born Blundeston, Suffolk.

Annie Louisa Dyke, 9, born Lowestoft.

John Joshua Dyke, 5, born Lowestoft.

William Ernest Dyke, 4, born Lowestoft.

Frederick Osborne Dyke, 3, born Lowestoft.

Ethel Alice Dyke, 2 months, born Lowestoft.

 

George was a member of the Lowestoft Harriers football team.

 

East Anglian Daily Times – Saturday, 22nd December 1900The body of Private George Dyke, of the 3rd Norfolk Militia, has been recovered from the Kaffir River, where he was drowned whilst bathing, and buried with full military honours, 270 of his comrades following the body to the grave. The deceased was the eldest son of Mr. George Dyke, of Lowestoft, and was formerly a member of the Lowestoft Harriers football team.

 

The Boer War.

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