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Stapleford Nottinghamshire
Frank Tye was born in 1898 at Stapleford and was the son of George William a maltsters labourer and Eliza Tye née Gardener of 33 Cross Street, Newark. His father George William was born in 1869 at Newark and died in 1904 at Newark, he was 36 yrs of age and his mother Eliza Gardener was born in 1868 at Newark, they were married in 1888 at Newark and had 6 children, 1 sadly died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were Rosetta b1890, Harold b1892, George b1897, Frank b1898 and Lily b1902. In the 1911 census the family are living at 22 Guildhall Street, Newark and are shown as Eliza Tye 43 yrs a widow and charwoman she is living with her children, Harold 19 yrs a fetler, George 14 yrs a bottler, Frank 13 yrs a scholar and Lily 9 yrs a scholar.
In 1911 he was at school and also a part time errand boy.
25 Feb 1917
34018 - CWGC Website
1st Bn East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own)
Private Frank Tye enlisted on 29th August 1914 at Newark, he was 17 yrs and 223 days old, he was a labourer he was posted to the Sherwood Foresters Regiment with the service number 5126. He landed in France on 13th July 1915 and was posted to ""C"" Company 1st battalion East Yorkshire Regiment on 8th September 1915. He was killed in action on 25th February 1917 and is buried at Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
His brother Private Harold Tye enlisted at Sheffield whilst residing at Newark, he served with the 1st battalion East Yorkshire Regiment . He landed in France on 9th November 1914 and was killed in action on 4th June 1916, he is buried at Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. His cousion Private John William Tye enlisted at Sheffield, he served with the 1st battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. He landed in France on 20th January 1915 and was killed in action on the first day of the battle of the Somme, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Article published in the Newark Advertiser 28th March 1917 :- Son of the late George William & Eliza Tye, 33 Cross Street, Newark. As a boy attended the Barnby Road Day School and Charles Street Sunday School. He was a leader in the 5th Newark Scounts and had been a member since its formation. Prior to the war he worked for Messrs. Cafferata and Co. Joined the Sherwood Foresters as one of Kitchener’s army and was subsequently transferred to the 1st East Yorkshires. The last letter received from him was dated Feb. 21st in which he said he was just about to return to the trenches. His eldest Brother, Harold, was killed on June 4th, 1916. Another brother, George, aged 20, is serving and now stationed at Saltfleet.
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