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  • Photograph of Leonard Pike is courtesy of Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.
Person Details
Leonard Pike was born in 1893 at Nottingham and was the son of Frances E Pike (b. Mansfield) who was widowed by the time of the 1901 census. She had been married for 18 years and had had seven children of whom only six were still living at the time of the 1911 census. Five children are named on the census between 1901 and 1911; Clara Isabella, Arthur, James, Ada and Leonard. In 1901 Frances was living at 19 Parliament Street in the ecclesiastical parish of Holy Trinity. She was working as a lace clipper and five children were in the house on the night of the census; Clara (18, sewing machinist), Arthur (17, page boy at theatre), James (16, working in a lace factory), Ada (14, errand girl) and Leonard (8). Ten years later in 1911 Frances was living at 24 Hedderly Street, Nottingham. In the household were her unmarried daughter, Clara, and her sons Arthur (now described as an 'invalid') and Leonard. Also in the house was her widowed daughter Ada Welsh and Ada's son, Ralph (4, b. Manchester). Leonard married Florrie (sic) Belshaw (born 6th August 1893) in 1914 (registered Nottingham Apr/May/Jun) they lived at 10 Portland Place, Coalpit Lane, Nottingham, they had a daughter Frances Ada born 26th June 1914, Florence was named as his sole legatee. His widow Florence was awarded a pension of 18 shillings and 9 pence a week which commenced on 5th November 1917.
In 1911 he was working in a lace warehouse.
15 Apr 1917
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Enlisted in Nottingham
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Leonard Pike enlisted at Nottingham , he served with the 10th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed in action on 15th April 1917 and he is buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt (grave ref. III.G.11). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
THE IDENTITY OF THIS MAN IS BASED ON INFORMATION IN THE NOTICE OF HIS DEATH WHICH APPEARED IN THE LOCAL PAPER AND LINKING MILITARY/CIVIL RECORDS Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 14 May 1917: 'Private L Pike, Sherwood Foresters, 10 Portland Place, Heathcote Street, Nottingham. Killed in action April 15th.' In memoriam published 15th April 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “PIKE. – In loving memory of Pte. Leonard Pike, Sherwood Foresters, killed in action April 15th, 1917. A loving husband, a faithful friend, one of the best that God could lend; he always strove to do his best, and now he's gone to eternal rest. – Loving wife and child, Ada. “PIKE. – In loving memory of my dear son and brother, Pte. Len. Pike, killed in action April 15th, 1917. Ever in our thoughts. – Loving mother, sisters and brothers, Ralph.” Above in memoriam courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph of Leonard Pike is courtesy of Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.
    Leonard Pike - Photograph of Leonard Pike is courtesy of Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.