Pryke, Herbert William

Regimental Number: 16227
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 7th Battalion

Herbert was born in Fresenfield, Suffolk, England on March 31, 1886. He was already living in Canada when he enlisted in Valcartier in September of 1914. In February of 1917, Herbert was dangerously ill with pneumonia. After being discharged, Herbert came to the South Peace and filed on land at NE 5-71-9-W6 and NW 23-71-9-W6 in 1919. In the late 1920s, Herbert returned to England to visit. On August 1, 1928 he married Ruth Charlotte Spencer of Cambridge, England in Edmonton. They came back to Herbert’s farm, where they lived until 1939. At that point, they sold the farm and returned to England. Herbert died in England, having been struck by a motor vehicle while out riding his bicycle.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 462