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 William John “Bill” Pike

William John “Bill” Pike

Birth
Death 29 Nov 1951 (aged 76)
Leytonstone, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Greater London, England
Burial Forest Gate, London Borough of Newham, Greater London, England
Plot Area 149 No, D259
Memorial ID 51078028 · View Source
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William John (Bill) PIKE was born in Haggerstone London from a family originally from Street in Somerset who were shoe makers. Bill was a Shipping clerk who took up boxing and was friends with Thomas (Pedlar) Palmer World Bantam weight champion. He married Rebecca Hall in 1899 and had five children. Little is known of his life after 1906 when the family broke up.
He died in Forest House, part of Whips Cross Hospital Leytonstone, London, seemingly after being a long stay resident with no known living relatives!
After much research, his grandchildren found his unmarked grave in 2010 and arranged to have a cross suitable inscribed to mark his last resting place.

More on his family can be found at www.whippfamily.co.uk


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  • Created by: Brian Whipp
  • Added: 14 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51078028
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William John “Bill” Pike (27 Mar 1875–29 Nov 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51078028, citing Manor Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Forest Gate, London Borough of Newham, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Brian Whipp (contributor 47270716) .