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Edward was born at Bulwell in 1891, the son of John and Mary Hyde, he being their eldest son. At some time between 1891 and 1897, they had moved to Arnold . In the 1911 census the family are shown living at 6 Bell Terrace ,Portland Street, Arnold he is 22 years single and a bricklayers labourer, he has 6 siblings including a brother Jack who was killed in Action in 1915. The family were living at number 7 Cottage Row, Daybrook, after the death of Edward
He was employed as a bricklayers labourer
05 Apr 1916
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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 he was killed." His name is commemorated on the Basra Memorial Iraq
His younger brother Jack also served and died in the ' Great War' Article published in the Nottingham Daily Express on 12th May 1915 :- “Private G. [?] Hyde, of the 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters Territorial Force, who has been killed in action in France. Previous to the outbreak of war, Private Hyde was in the employ of Ald. H. Heath, at Sunrise Farm, Bestwood Park, where he was very popular among his fellow workmen. The young soldier was only 18 years of age. His home was at Arnold.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1014-1918
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  • Photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
    Edward Hyde - Photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley