Born: 1897, Ipswich.
Died: 2nd July 1918; age 20; Died of Pneumonia, at Bedford, Bedfordshire.
Residence: 37, Martin Road, Ipswich.
Employed: with Ransome & Rapier Ltd., Bourne Park, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 320209
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 15th Battalion.
Formerly 2127, Suffolk Yeomanry.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War.
Ipswich Old Cemetery,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Herbert Edwin Pryke, of 37, Martin Road, Ipswich & the late Eda Pryke.
1901 37, Martin Road, Ipswich.
Stanley was 3 years old and living with his parents.
Herbert Edwin Pryke, 28, a Pattern Maker, born Ipswich.
Eda Mary Louisa Pryke (nee Thorpe), 32, born Burgh, Suffolk.
1911 37, Martin Road, Ipswich.
Stanley was 13 years old and living with his parents.
Herbert, 38, an Engineer’s Pattern Maker.
Stanley’s mother, Eda Pryke died early 1918, Ipswich.
Herbert is also remembered on the Ransome & Rapier Ltd. war memorial, Bourne Park, Ipswich.
Additional information by Graham Jones:
“Private 320209 1/3 Loyal Suffolk Hussars (15th Suffolks), born Ipswich, enlisted Ipswich, died 2 July 1918, age 20, buried in Ipswich Cemetery. Son of Herbert Edwin Pryke, of 37, Martin Rd., Ipswich, and the late Edna Pryke. Born at Ipswich. (His father, whose occupation in the 1911 census was ‘engineers pattern maker’ is believed to have also worked for Rapiers).
Following a successful campaign in Palestine under General Allenby, the Battalion returned to the Western Front as part of the GHQ reserve in June to July 1918, eventually being sent to the front line in front of St Venant, in the Haverskerque-Amusoires sector. Pte Pryke may have died of influenza while on leave in Ipswich.”
Suffolk Regiment, 15th Battalion: