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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt , Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle.
Person Details
Newark
Harold Tye was born in 1892 at Newark 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 employed as a fetler.
04 Jun 1916
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Private
1st Bn East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own)
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 brother 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 cousin 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 21st June 1916 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of Mrs Tye (widow), Cross Street, Newark. A native of Newark and attended Christ Church Day School and Charles Street Wesleyan Sunday School. Later he was errand boy for Messrs. Freeman, Hardy & Willis, Bridge Street, then went to the boiler works of Messrs. Farrar, where he remained for about three years. Afterwards being employed at Messrs. A. Ransome and Co.’s for a considerable period. From whence he went to work at Sheffield and with his cousin, John, enlisted in the 1st East Yorkshire Regiment, some two months before the commencement of war. Brother of Frank Tye (killed in 1917) and another brother, Pte George Tye, is in our Territorials and has recently gone to France. Harold had been out at the front for 19 months, when killed.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt , Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle.
    Harold Tye - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt , Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle.