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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Daybrook
Jack was born at Daybrook, in 1897, and he was the younger son of John and Mary Hyde of 7 Cottage Row, Daybrook, Nottingham, having moved from Bulwell some time between 1891 and 1897. In the 1911 census the family are shown living at 6 Bell Terrace ,Portland Street, Arnold he is 13 years and a scholar, he has 6 siblings including a brother Edward who was killed in Action in 1916. The family were living at number 7 Cottage Row, Daybrook,
He was employed as a farmer working at Heath Sunrise Farm,Bestwood
06 Apr 1915
18
155198 - CWGC Website
2121
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He signed on for the 1/8th battalion The Sherwood Foresters and went to their headquarters at Newark where he actually enlisted on 15th August 1914 he was just 18 years of age at this time and was living at 7 Cottage Row, Daybrook He served on the home front between 15th August 1914 and 1st March 1915 and served in France between 2nd March and 6th April 1915. At Kemmel in Ypres salient the 6th April was a very wet day and there was not much action on the part of the Germans by daylight, but at dusk they became much more active and it was not possible to carry on much work due to the enemy activity. During the night Private Jack Hyde was shot in the head by a German sniper, he had the doubtful distinction of being the first fatality of the battalion in the war. He is buried at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium
His elder brother Edward also served and died in the 'Great War' Nottingham Daily Express 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 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Jack Hyde - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
  • Photograph was published on 12th May 1915 in the Nottingham Daily Express and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Jack Hyde - Photograph was published on 12th May 1915 in the Nottingham Daily Express and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918