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Mrs.Pye, 18, Acton-street, Preston, has been notified that the death is presumed to have taken place in the Skager Rak naval battle of her son, First-Class Stoker Thos. Pye, of H.M.S. Indefatigable. Pye joined the Navy at the age of 17, and completed 13 years' service in July last, but continued to serve. About a month ago the deceased was transferred from H.M.S. Devonshire to the vessel in whose service he is believed to have lost his life.
Four of his brothers have been with the forces. They are: Petty Officer Rd Pye, H.M.S. Lumka with 12 years' service to his credit; Sergt. James Pye, L.N.L., who has been on active service since the war began; Pte John Pye, L.N.L., also on foreign service, whose wife resides at Atkinson-street, Preston; and Mr. Fred Pye, who has been discharged from the Army owing to a shrapnel wound on the arm received at the battle of Festubert.
|The Lancashire Daily Post 13 June 1916 via Spike Sheldon|