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  • Buried in Nottingham General Cemetery.
Photo by Murray Biddle
Person Details
Albert Edward Victor was the son of Edward W Tyers and his wife Elizabeth Mary nee Tipple (also Tippler). Edward was born in Nottingham in 1862 and Elizabeth Tipple on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, in about 1863. They were married in 1891 (J/F/M Isle of Wight) and had six children of whom only five were still living in 1911. The family has not yet been traced on the 1891 Census, but five children were named on the census between 1901 and 1911: William G. b. Isle of White abt 1889, Albert Edward Victor b. Devonport birth registered 1892 (J/F/M Stoke Damerel Devon) and recorded on the Regimental Birth Indices of 1892 Devonport (Regiment: Rifle Brigade), Caroline Elizabeth (Carrie) b. Nottingham 1894 (J/A/S Notingham), Agnes Harriet M (also Harriett Agnes M) b. Nottingham 13 July 1898 (J/A/S Nottingham) and Francis William b. Nottingham 7 January 1905 (J/F/M Nottingham). Although it seems that Edward, who came from Nottingham, may have served in the Rifle Brigade in Hampshire and Devon in the period around 1891, the family had moved back to Nottingham by 1901 as they were then living at 31 Albion Street. Edward (39) was a general labourer. He and Elizabeth (38) had four children: William (12), Albert (9), Caroline (6) and Harriett (2). Their youngest son Francis was born four years later in 1905. By 1911 Edward (49) a labourer and Elizabeth (47) a lace hand, were living at 9 Albion Street. Only four of their children were in the home on the night of the census: Albert (25) a general labourer, Caroline (16) a lace joiner, and Harriet (10) and Francis (6) who were both still at school. The later CWGC record gives Albert's parents' address as 1 Sherwood Place, Broad Marsh, Nottingham. The family has been difficult to trace before 1901 and after 1911, but it seems likely that Edward died in 1937 (J/A/S Nottingham) aged 75. Of Albert's siblings: William may have served during the war as there is a record of a Silver Badge issued to a William George Tyers on 13 November 1916 (No. 63862). The holder had enlisted in the King's Royal Rifle Corps (R.9357 Rifleman) on 14 January 1915 and had served overseas but was discharged on 22 August 1916 (sickness). There is an electoral roll register of a William George Tyler living in the Meadows until at least 1927 and then there is the registration of the death of a William G Tyers (b. 1888) in 1930 (J/F/M Nottingham) at the age of 42. No record of a marriage has been found. Harriett Agnes M. had a daughter, Amy EH Tyers, on 23 July 1916 (J/A/S Nottingham) and in 1939 at the time of the England & Wales Register Harriet and Amy, a cinema attendant, were living at 11 Hutchinson Street, Nottingham, where Harriet was housekeeper to Edward Carter (b. 24 December 1866), a widowed bricklayer. Amy died on 5 September 1941. Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 8 September 1941: ‘Tyers. On the 5th inst. Amy, the dearly beloved daughter of Harriet, passed peacefully away, after much suffering patiently borne. God’s will, not ours.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk). Harriett died aged 69 in 1967 (J/A/S Nottingham). Francis Wiliam married Maud Keeton (21 June 1907) in 1932 (J/F/M Nottingham) and in 1939 they were living at 123 High Street, Nottingham. Francis was a builder's labourer and Maud was a 'Swiss embroidery lace machine back girl'. Francis died aged 62 in 1967 (J/F/M Basford).
In 1911 he was a general labourer
16 Nov 1918
2750614 - CWGC Website
472nd Coy Labour Corps
Tyres was not considered robust enough for front line service and although he served with the Labour Corps in France he eventually came home and served with 472nd Agricultural Company. He died of pneumonia on 16th November 1918 (confirmed on the pension record card) He is buried in Nottingham General Cemetery (grave ref: 03548).
Personal inscription on CWGC headstone: 'Not gone from memory not gone from love but gone to our father's home above' Double grave, second burial: 63846 Gunner FW Shardlow 'L' 29th TM [Trench Mortar] Bty Royal Field Artillery, d. 18 November 1918 (CWGC - no NOK named on record). His date of death suggests Tyres died from influenza. 16th November 1918 was the height of the second and deadliest wave of 1918-1919 Spanish Influenza during which Nottingham was the second worst afflicted borough in England and Wales. Cemetery space in the city began to run out which probably explains why two soldiers share the same grave. Nottingham's Southern Cemetery (Wilford Hill) was opened ahead of schedule to cope with the escalating death toll. David Nunn
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  • Buried in Nottingham General Cemetery.
Photo by Murray Biddle
    Albert Edward Victor Tyers - Buried in Nottingham General Cemetery. Photo by Murray Biddle