Corporal Thomas Frederick Wyke born Woolton 7th December 1892 and baptized with 4 other children on 5th February 1893 in St Peters Woolton.
In 1901 Thomas‘s parents Thomas and Ellen and family are living 10 Dodds Lane Speke (All Saints Speke)
Thomas listed as Frederick on 1901 and 1911 census. in 1911 is aged 18 and employed as a Railway Clerk living with Father Thomas (a wheelwright) and Mother Ellen, Brothers Robert aged 24 (Also a Railway Clerk), Harry aged 16, Leonard aged 13, Frank aged 12, Ashton aged 9, Arthur aged 5, sister’s Alice aged 22, Jessie, aged 7, and Edith aged 2. Family living at 10 Dodds Lane Speke
According to the local paper, Corporal Thomas Frederick Wyke ( Known as Fred who had spent his early years in Woolton) enlisted 5/91914 in Scots Greys. When Fred found that the Scots Greys was not going abroad he transferred to Seaforth Highlanders .Was shot by a sniper whilst picking up the belongings of a comrade who had been wounded. Thomas was a member of Island Road Garston and Social Football Club . Thomas’s brother Henry also served WW1 in RFA serial No 56544. . Brief Life is here our portion .Brief sorrow short lived care. The life that knows no ending . The fearless life is there. There God our King and portion . In fullness of His grace. Shall we behold for ever. And worship face to face
Thomas’s brother Henry served WW1 in RFA serial number 56544
According to Thomas’s Frederick Wyke Pension Record his pension given to his Father also called Thomas and Father living at 10 Speke Town Road, Speke Liverpool
Soldier’s effects and Probate to father Thomas a wheelwright of £133 10s 0d. Corporal Thomas Frederick Wyke served in 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders serial S/10469 and died on 16th November 1915 aged 22
Corporal Thomas Frederick Wyke Remembered with Honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Ypres Belguim