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George Stanley Hydes was born in 1897 at Newark and was the youngest son of James a railway signalman and Mary Hydes, 13 Boundary Road, Newark His father James Hydes was born in 1860 at Hemingby and his mother Mary was born in 1859 at Newark they were married C1880 and went on to have the following children, Edith Spalding b1881 Collingham, Caroline Mountain b1883 Collingham, Maud Elizabeth b1887 Collingham, Stephen Edwin b1890 Newark, Blanche May b1893 Newark, Arthur 1895 Newark, George Stanley 1897 Newark and Olive Ethel Hydes b1899 Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 13 Boundary Road, Newark and are shown as James 51 yrs a railway signalman he is living with his wife Mary 52 yrs and their children, Edith Spalding 30 yrs a dressmaker, Caroline Mountain 28 yrs a dressmaker, Maud Elizabeth 24 yrs a dress maker, Stephen Edwin 21 yrs a clerk, Blanche May 18 yrs a dressmaker, Arthur 16 yrs a hairdresser, George Stanley 14 yrs a clerk and Olive Ethel 12 yrs a scholar.
Attended Christ Church Day and Sunday Schools, also was a choir boy at Christ Church. After leaving school he was apprenticed to Mr Ernest Randall, gentlemen’s outfitter
06 Apr 1918
35402 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
8th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Lance Corporal George Stanley Hydes enlisted at Lincoln and served with the 8th battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He died of a gunshot wound to his abdomen on 6th April 1918 and is buried at Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Article published in the Newark Advertiser 24 Apr 1918 give following details :- . and when war broke out , after being rejected four times in his native town for military service, cycled to Lincoln and was accepted into the Lincolns in Oct. 1915. He underwent training at Sutton Verney, Lincoln, Harrogate & Newcastle and proceeded overseas in March 1916. Took part in many engagements, including the Marne, Ancre and Somme. He was wounded and in hospital in Bath. But returned to France in January 1918. Died of gunshot wounds in the abdomen, received in action. Mr Hydes, who is a signalman on the Midland Railway, has two other sons: The eldest, Sgt. S. Hydes (South Staffs.) is still in France and the second son, Arthur was discharged from the army in the early months of the war. (On April 5th the 8th Lincolns attacked and captured Rossignol Wood and held it against counter-attacks. The action cost 28 officers and men killed, 91 wounded and 81 missing).
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