Thomas Frederick Wyke

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 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.

According to the local paper, Corporal Thomas Frederick Wyke (who had spent his early years in Woolton) 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 enlisted September 5th 1915

Thomas’s brother Henry served WW1 in RFA serial number 56544

According to Thomas’s 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

Thomas Frederick Wkye
Thomas Frederick Wyke name on Family grave All Saints Churchyard Speke Liverpool

Corporal Thomas Frederick Wyke Remembered with Honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Ypres Belguim