DYKE William

William DYKE

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THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
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THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

William is connected to Queensbury by his sister Mrs. E. Leverton, of 19, Alexander Street, Queensbury, from the CWGC records.

The Dyke family were from Stockton on Tees and William, born in about 1884, was the fourth recorded child of John and Elizabeth Dyke, from the 1891 census.  He had two older sisters Eliza and Elizabeth, and it is Elizabeth who married John Leverton in 1901 that is the sister shown on the CWGC records.

The census 1911 shows the Dyke family as Elizabeth (mother) now a widow, William his older brother John and younger brother Harry and an Alice Leverton, aged 9, who is shown as granddaughter.  John and Elizabeth Leverton are shown living in Stockton on Tees.

Additional family research shows Alice (granddaughter 1911 census) living in Yorkshire as in 1931 she married Charles Mckinley in Halifax, she died in May 1985 in Bradford.

William Dyke served in the 22nd Battalion. Durham Light Infantry and was 32 when he was killed in action on 28th October 1916.  He is commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL (Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C).

William’s brother Harry died on 8th March 1918, he is named on the POZIERERS MEMORIAL.