William Pye, the son of William Pye, a milk carrier & cowman & Mary Ann Violet nee Brown was born 1891 in Brockley, Kent. William had 2 brothers and 2 sisters. William’s life was one spent moving every few years, presumably due to his father’s need to seek work wherever he could get it.
In 1901 the family were living in Beetley, Norfolk and in 1911 the family were living in Stansfield, near Dereham.
By 1914 the son, William, was living in Hapton and working as a cowman.
William enlisted in Norwich for a 3 year term with the 2nd battalion, The Norfolk Regiment on the 11th December 1914 aged 23. William’s regimental number was 17322.
Willliam was attached to the 6th Bn Royal Dubliner Fusilliers from the Norfolk regiment, which were part of the 10th Irish Division. William was involved in the capture of Yenikoi (Jenikj) now called Provatas in Northern Greece on the 3rd October 1916.
William was wounded and died of his wounds in hospital on 3rd October 1916 and was buried at Struma Military Cemetery, Kalokstron, Greece.: II. J. 9.
William is not remembered on any UK War memorial.