Thomas Sudlow Dyke was one of fourteen children born to Joseph and Mary Ann Dyke (nee Sudlow) of Trefonen. Joseph was a coal miner when Thomas was born in 1890 but after the closure of the local pits the 1901 census shows him working as a labourer at the Water Works
In the 1891 and 1901 census Thomas is listed as being born in Trefonen and yet in the 1911 census and in his Army Record it states Wigan?
He was regisered in the 1911 census as employed as an engine cleaner with the Railway.
Military Record including Regimental and Battalion Information
It is thought that Thomas Sudlow Dyke enlisted almost as soon as war was declared.
His card shows he joined the theatre of war on the 6th September 1915 which may suggest he went out with the 8th Battalion KSLI.
The 8th Battalion were sent to Salonika in October 1915 whereas the 7th Battalion landed at Boulogne on 28th September 1915 and fought entirely on the Western Front