Hartley Emerson PIKE

Regimental number10/3980
Date of birth8 January 1897
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales, Australia
OccupationBank clerk
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 11"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Phillip Pike, Ekatahuna
Previous military serviceServed in 17th Ruahine Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on embarkationSergeant
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 10th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 4 March 1916
Final rankSergeant
Final unit1st Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 6 July 1918
Discharge date27 August 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 4 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 10 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 June 1916; taken on strength, 2nd Training Bn, Sling Camp, 15 June 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 11 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 October 1916; joined 1st Bn, Otago Infabntry Regiment, in the field, 22 November 1916, and posted to 14th Company.

Attached to II Anzac Ref. Camp, 4 June 1917; rejoined Bn, 19 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 12 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh), and admitted to 1st NZ Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 44th Casualty Clearing Station; to 14th Stationary Hospital, 13 October 1917; to England, 15 October 1917, and admitted to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst.

Classified 'Unfit' by Medical Board, 21 December 1917, and placed on NZ Roll.

Commenced return to New Zealand from Avonmouth on board HS 'Marama', 6 July 1918; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action), 27 August 1918.

War service: 2 years 287 days (of which 2 years 74 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 December 1947 Hamilton
Age at death50
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 26, p. 10
File 0360961, New Zealand Defence Force Archives, Trentham Military Camp

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