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.

No comments:

Post a Comment