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Newark on Trent
William Edward Pykett was born in 1872 at Newark and was one of 6 children born to Edward b1850 Barnby in the Willows and Elizabeth Pykett née Marshall b1847 Newark. He married his wife Annie Elizabeth White Smalley on 25th December 1893 at St Leonards Church, Newark, they lived at 7, Blundell's Court, Waterside South, Lincoln they went on to have the following children, Lillian b1894 Newark, Joseph William b1899 Grantham, Mabel b1902 Newark, Florence 1904 Newark, Ivy Eunice b1911 Newark, Cyril b1915 (died 1916) In the 1911 census the family are living at 3 Queens Street, Newark and are shown William Edward 39 yrs an iron moulder, he is living with his wife Annie Elizabeth 39 yrs and their children, Joseph William 12 yrs a scholar, Mabel 9 yrs a scholar, Florence Alice 6 yrs. Following his death his widow was awarded a pension of 23 shillings for herself and three children, commencing on 19th June 1916, she was living at 14 Coulthard Terrace, Canwell Road, Lincoln.
He was an iron moulder.
08 Dec 1915
573521 - CWGC Website
8th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Private William Edward Pykett enlisted at Lincoln on 5th September 1914, he gave his age as 34 yrs and 199 days, he was living at 5 Blundells Cottages, Waterside, Lincoln, his next of kin was his wife Annie of the same address. He was posted to the 8th battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He landed in France on 10th September 1915 and was killed in action on 8th December 1915, he is buried at Chapelle-D'Armentieres New Military Cemetery, Nord, France.
a.k.a. ""PYETT"".
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