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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone, V Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
22 Sep 1895
Hartshorne, Burton on Trent, Derbyshire
Frederick Thomas was the son of Thomas Henry Mott and Mary Hyde (later Mott). His father, Thomas Henry, the son of Joseph Mott, was born in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, in 1876 and his mother, Mary, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Hyde, in Hartshorne, Derbyshire, in 1879. They were married in St Peter's church, Hartshorne, on 8 June 1897 when Mary was 18. Their son, Frederick Thomas, had been born two years earlier on 22 September 1895 and baptised Frederick Thomas Mott Hyde in Hartshorne parish church on 30 January 1896. Thomas and Mary were to have at least five more children after their marriage: Edith Vera 5 January 1898 (J/F/M Ashby de la Zouch, bap. 13 February 1898), Albert Lewis b. 11 July 1900 (J/A/S Ashby de la Zouch, bap. 5 August 1900), Bessie Harriett b. 10 September 1902 (bap. 12 October 1902), Egbert Edward b 27 April 1904 (A/M/J Ashby de la Zouch, bap. 22 May 1904), Adeline Mary b. 20 August 1907 (bap. 22 September 1907). All the children were born in Hartshorne and baptised in the parish church of St Peter. In 1891 Thomas (25), a sanitary pipe maker, and Mary (21) were living on Ticknell Road, Hartshorne, Derbyshire, with their three children; Frederick (5), Edith (3) and Albert (6 months). Their three youngest children were born in 1902 (Bessie), 1904 (Edward) and 1907 (Adeline). Adeline was born posthumously in August 1907 her father Thomas having died in May the same year (A/M/J Burton on Trent) at the age of 31. He was buried Hartshorne St Peter churchyard on 1 June 1907. Frederick's widowed mother married Harry Wilkinson in Ashby de la Zouch Register Office on 13 December 1909. In 1911 Harry Wilkinson (26 b. Hartshorne), a coal miner, and his wife Mary (31) were living at Jail Yard, Hartshorne, with their daughter Leah (b. 4 July 1910) and five of Mary's six children; Edith (13), Albert (10), Bessie (8), Egbert (6) and Adeline (3). Harry and Mary were to have at least two more children; Clara (b. Hartshorne 15 March 1914) and Harry (b. Mansfield 28 January 1915). At the time of the 1911 Census Mary's eldest son, Frederick Thomas (15), was living with his maternal grandparents, Thomas Hyde (55), a coal miner hewer, and his wife Bessie (55) in Hartshorne ('near Rodney Inn'). Frederick was working as a 'bat picker' on a coal screen. Also in the household were his grandparent's sons Thomas (20) and Samuel (17) and another grandchild, Annie E Hyde (10). Frederick joined the Royal Navy two years later in 1913 and it is probable that he had continued to live with his grandparents after 1911. Harry and Mary Wilkinson had moved to Mansfield by 1914 and were living at 177 Blake Street, Mansfield, the address Harry gave when he attested the same year. They were still living at the same address after the war. Frederick's stepfather, Harry Wilkinson, served in the Lancashire Fusiliers in the war. He attested on 29 December 1914 in the Sherwood Foresters but transferred to the Lancashire Fusiliers in February 1915 (228404 Private). He served in the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from August 1915 but suffered frosted feet in December 1915 and after treatment at No. 3 Can. Sty Hospital, Mudros, was invalided to England and admitted to Dundee War Hospital on 10 January 1916. He therefore served in the same theatre as his stepson, Frederick, who had been killed at Gallipoli in April 1915. Harry then served in France from 15 September 1916 until 7 February 1917 being medically evacuated to England after suffering shell wounds to his right eye and head. He probably transferred to the Labour Corps some time in 1918 and survived the war. (Silver Badge 7038). Harry Wilkinson attestion document (1914) records six children: three step-children (although they were not identified as such) - Bessie Harriett, Egbert Edward and Adeline Mary - and Leah, Clara and Harry. It is likely that Bessie, Egbert and Adeline were included as unlike their three older siblings they were still dependent children. Frederick's mother, Mary, died in 1952 (September Mansfield) aged 73 and Harry Wilkinson died in 1954 (June Mansfield) aged 70. Of Frederick's siblings: Edith Vera married Samuel Bloor in 1918 (J/F/M Ashby de la Zouch, banns read Woodville parish, Derbyshire, 6, 13 and 20 January). She died in 1978 (Jun South Derbyshire) aged 80. Albert Lewis died on 26 December 1972 (1973 March Mansfield). At the time of his death he was living at 167 Park Hall Road, Mansfield Woodhouse. Bessie Harriett married Charles R Tyers in 1922 (A/M/J Mansfield) and died the following year in 1924 (June Mansfield) aged 21. Egbert Edward died in 1908 (March South Derbyshire) aged 75. Adeline Mary married George Meakin in 1933 (J/A/S Mansfield) and died in 1996 (Jun Newark) aged 88. His half-sister Leah Wilkinson married Alfred Dove in 1934 (J/F/M Mansfield).
He was a bat picker on a coal screen in 1911 and a pit pony driver when he joined the Royal Navy in 1912.
25 Apr 1915
605151 - CWGC Website
J/21153 (Ch)
Able Seaman
  • MD MD Mentioned in Despatches
HMS Lord Nelson Royal Navy
Served as HYDE. Frederick joined the Royal Navy on 22 November 1912 and entered on a 12 year engagement on his 18th birthday, 22 September 1913. He served in the following ships and shore establishments: Vivid I 22 November 1912-17 October 1913 (Boy 2nd Class, Boy 1st Class 17 May 1913, Ordinary Seaman 22 September 1913); HMS London, 18 October 1913-13 February 1914; Pembroke I, 114 February 1914-24 February 1914; HMS Halcyon, 25 February 1914-1 July 1914; HMS Lord Nelson, 2 July 1914-25 April 1915 (Able Seaman 7 July 1914). RN record annotated, ‘NP 2336/15 DD 25 April 1915. Killed in action’ Frederick was killed in action when HMS Lord Nelson was bombarding the forts near Mudros, Dardenelles during the landings at 'V' Beach, Cape Helles. He was buried in V Beach Cemetery, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, although later his grave could not be identified. He was mentioned in despatches, ‘NPII 3485/21 Mentioned in despatches vide London Gazette 16 August 1915’. HMS Lord Nelson was the first of two battleships in the Lord Nelson Class. She was launched in 1906 and commissioned in October 1908. She was operating in the Channel at the beginning of the war and then served in the Mediterranean with her sister ship, Agamemnon, taking part in the bombardment of Turkish positions during the Gallipoli campaign. It was while she was engaged in these operations that HMS Lord Nelson was hit by artillery and while the ship was not seriously damaged the action resulted in the death of four of the ship's company.
Also on the Mansfield Yeoman Park memorial under his mother's married name of Mott (FTH Mott). CWGC headstone: 'Believed to be buried in this cemetery' Personal inscription: 'Gone but not forgotten. Mother' The CWGC record describes him as a 'native of Hartsthorne.'
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone, V Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Frederick Thomas Mott Hyde - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone, V Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918