Private Spike was born in Avon Dassett. He was the second son of Henry and Jane Spike. He was a labourer and living in Coventry before enlisting.
Private Spike enlisted in the 5th Battalion the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at Coventry on 11th December 1915.
Private Spike was discharged category E (unfit and unlikely to become fit within 6 months) on 9th June 1916 “ being found medically unfit for military service”. His military character was good.