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Person Details
Bulwell Nottingham
Edward was the son of John and Mary Hyde (née James). His father John Hyde was born in Hitchen, Hertfordshire, in about 1852 and his mother Mary James in Penzance, Cornwall, in about 1853. They were married at Arnold St Mary on 23 October 1875 and had twelve children of whom only seven survived infancy or childhood: John birth registered 1876 (J/F/M Basford) d. 1878 (J/A/S); James b. Arnold 1 September 1877 bap. Arnold St Mary 12 September 1880; Emma b. Arnold 1879 (O/N/D Basford) bap. St Mary 2 May 1880 d. 1881 (O/N/D); Sarah Ann b. Hucknall birth registered 1883 (J/F/M Basford) bap. Hucknall St Mary Magdalene 5 September 1883; William b. Hucknall 26 October 1884 bap. St Mary Magdalene 15 April 1885; Mary Jane b. Hucknall 1887 (J/A/S) bap. St Mary Magdalene 4 January 1888 d. 1888 (J/A/S); Edward b. Hucknall 1889; Alice b. Hucknall 7 October 1891 bap. Hucknall St John the Evangelist 24 August 1892; Alfred b. 1896 (J/A/S Basford) d. 1896 (J/A/S); Jack b. Bulwell 1897 bap. Bulwell St Mary the Virgin 17 August 1898; George b. 1900 (J/A/S Nottingham) d. 1908 (O/N/D Basford) and Hilda b. Bulwell 1902. In 1881 John (28) a railway plate layer, and Mary (23) a seamstress, were living in Newton's Yard, Arnold, with their two children James (3) and Emma (1). Their first child, John, had been born in 1876 but had died two years later. Emma died toward the end of 1881. Another daughter, Mary Jane, was born in 1887 but died the following year. John and Mary were living on Wellington Street, Hucknall by 1891. Of their seven children only four survived: James, Sarah Ann (8), William (6) and Edward (1). They had a fifth son, Alfred, in 1896 but he died the same year. Their fourth daughter, Alice, was born in Hucknall toward the end of 1891 and was baptised at the parish church in August 1892; the family was then living at 30 Betts Street, Hucknall. The family had moved to 21 Crown Street Nottingham by 1901. Of John and Mary's eleven children only seven were still living and all were in the home on the night of the census: James a coal miner, Sarah a lace mender, William a potter, Edward, Alice (9), Jack (3) and George (7 months). George died in 1908 aged eight. John and Mary were living at 6 Bell Terrace, Portland Street, Daybrook, by 1911. John was now working as a bricklayer's labourer. Only three children were still at home, Edward, who was also a bricklayer's labourer, Jack and Hilda (8). John and Mary moved again after 1911, this time to 7 Cottage Row, Daybrook, Nottingham. Jack was still living with his parents when he attested in 1914 His brother Edward enlisted in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (11619 Private) and was killed in 1916; he also was probably living with his parents at 7 Cottage Row when he joined the army. Jack's mother Mary completed a form for the Army in May 1919 listing his surviving blood relatives; she named herself and her husband, both of 7 Cottage Row, and Jack's two brothers and three sisters: Jim [James] (45) Wombwell Barnsley; William (34) Gedling Grove Arnold; Sarah Ann Haigh (37) Wombwell Barnsley; Alice Haigh (27) Wombwell Barnsley and Hilda Hyde (16) 7 Cottage Row Daybrook. John Hyde probably died in 1934 (J/F/M Nottingham), his wife has not yet been traced after signing for Jack's medals in 1921. Of Jack's surviving siblings: James married a widow, Annie Elizabeth Bateman (née Haigh), at Breedon on Dearne on 25 December 1905 (O/N/D Doncaster). Annie (b. 10 June 1870) had married John William Bateman in 1895 (reg. Dewsbury) by whom she had at least four children. Annie and her husband, a coal miner, were living in Bolton on Dearne in 1901; he died in 1905 (reg. Doncaster) aged 33. James and Annie were living on Summer Lane, Wombwell, in 1911 with three of Annie's children James (11), Polly (b. 14 March 1902) and Joseph Bateman (b. 14 May 1904), all of whom later took the surname Hyde, and their daughter Lilian (4 b. Wombwell). According to the census Lilian was the only one of their three children to survive infancy but there is an army record that shows they had a daughter Elizabeth Ann b. 19 January 1909 and subsequently Mary b. 8 April 1911 (probably registered as Nelly Hyde, 1911 A/M/J Barnsley, Haigh) and Hilda b. 10 April 1914. James attested on 2 December 1914 and served in the 13th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment (1205 Private) and was discharged on 14 March 1916 (1y 104d). James and Annie were living on Hall Street, Wombwell, in 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled. He died in 1947 (O/N/D Staincross Yorkshire). Sarah Ann married Arthur Haigh (b. 10 August 1877) in 1905 (J/F/M Doncaster). In 1911 they were living at 20 Milton Street, Wombwell, with their children Sarah Alice (5) and Arthur (2); Arthur was a miner. He enlisted in the East Lancashire Regiment (238038 Private) in 1915; he and Sarah were then living at 22 Alma Street, Wombwell. Arthur served at home from 10 March 1915 then with the BEF France from 10 April 1916 to 4 November 1918; he was discharged on 22 January 1919 to 31 Almond Street, Wombwell. In 1939 Arthur and Sarah were probably living in Leeds; he was an engineers' labourer. William probably married Annie Kightley (b. 16 June 1877) in 1909 (J/A/S Basford). In 1911 William, a colliery labourer (below ground) and Annie were living on Robert Terrace, Furlong Street, Arnold, with Annie's three daughters Eliza Ann (11), Florence May (9) and Annie Kightley (6). In 1939 he was unemployed and living with Annie on Furlong Avenue, Arnold. He probably died in 1949 (O/N/D Nottingham). Alice married Lewis Haigh (b. 18 May 1884) in 1906 (O/N/D Barnsley). In 1911 they were living at 31 Alma Street, Wombwell, with their son George (2); Lewis was a coal miner. They had returned to Arnold by 1939; Lewis was a coal hewer and Alice a laundry hand. Also in the home was their son Joseph Thomas (b. 14 July 1914) a driller for a cycle manufacturer but also a member of Arnold Urban District Council's Decontaminator Squad. Alice was living at 7 Cottage Row, Daybrook, her parents' former home, when she died on 7 August 1962. She was widowed and administration of her Will was awarded to her son Joseph.
In 1911 he was employed as a bricklayers' labourer
05 Apr 1916
866272 - CWGC Website
Residence Daybrook, enlisted Coventry
9th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Edward enlisted into the Royal Warwickshire regiment and was posted to their 9th battalion serving with them in Mesopotamia (Iraq) against the Turkish Army. On the 5th April 1916, the battalion were at Hannah-Falahiyeh and at 4.30am that day in co-operation with other battalions of the 39th Brigade attacked the Hannah trenches occupied by the Turkish Army. It was during this action that Edward was killed. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq. CWGC Basra Memorial (extract): 'Until 1997 the Basra Memorial was located on the main quay of the naval dockyard at Maqil, on the west bank of the Shatt-al-Arab, about 8 kilometres north of Basra. Because of the sensitivity of the site, the Memorial was moved by presidential decree. The move, carried out by the authorities in Iraq, involved a considerable amount of manpower, transport costs and sheer engineering on their part, and the Memorial has been re-erected in its entirety. The Basra Memorial is now located 32 kilometres along the road to Nasiriyah, in the middle of what was a major battleground during the first Gulf War.'
His younger brother Jack served in the 1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (2121 Private) and was killed on 6 April 1915. He was buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium. (See record on this Roll of Honour) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his mother Mary was his legatee.
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  • Photograph courtesy of Cliff Housley
    Edward Hyde - Photograph courtesy of Cliff Housley
  • Basra Memorial, Iraq. Photograph courtesy of website 'Basra Memorial - WW1 Cemeteries.com'
    Edward Hyde - Basra Memorial, Iraq. Photograph courtesy of website 'Basra Memorial - WW1 Cemeteries.com'