Saturday, 30 January 2016

George Edward Wike 1894 - 1914

George Edward Wike from Barnsley Chronicle 5 December 1914
With thanks to Barnsley Archives

Military Service:  Royal Navy
Enlisted: *unknown(
Ship:    HMS Bulwark
Service number and rank:  SS/4957  Ordinary Seaman
Awards: *unknown*

Death:  26/11/1914 aged 20

CWGC Remembered: Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Panel reference: 3

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of William Robert and Edith Annie Wike, of 29, North Pavement, Barnsley, Yorks. 

Combined War Memorial St Marys Church Barnsley

Links & Notes:

Lives of the First World War
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

See more information on Wikipedia

More information on the sinking of HMS Bulwark

George William Wike is remembered on Naval History Website

Artificer George Ogden who is also remembered on the St Mary's War Memorial was also killed in this Naval accident.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Bernard Henry Alderson 1881-1917

Part of the Report of Major Alderson's death
(Barnsley Chronicle 8 September 1917 with thanks to Barnsley Archives)
22 October 1881 in Wakefield

Military Service:
Regiment:/Service:  34th Prince Albert Victors' own Poona Horse
Service number and rank:  Major
Awards: Victory Medal and British War Medal

Death:  2 September 1917 aged 35 years
Buried at: St Pol Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave Reference: G25

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of Charles Sibbald Alderson and Emily Annie Alderson, of Wyton Lodge, Hessle, Yorks. Native of Wakefield.

Barnsley, St George's Church, Memorial Plaque 
Barnsley, St Mary's Church, Combined memorial Panel  6

Links & Notes:

St George's Barnsley Remembers  for a more detailed biography of this man

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Lives of the Fiirst World War 

London Gazette 9 Dec 1904
 (link downloads .pdf of complete page)
World War 1 Roll of Honour for those named Alderson.
Story about his sister in law Gladys Alderson in WW1