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Southwell Nottinghamshire
Harold Tyne was born in 1895 at Southwell and was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Tyne née Gray of Lowood Fields, Kirklington Road, Southwwell His father Thomas was born in 1865 at West Bromwich and his mother Elizabeth Gray was born in 1866 at Grantham, they were married in 1887 their marriage was recorded in the Grantham Registration district, they went on to have 6 children, sadly two died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were Lilian b1889 Grantham, Harold b1895 Southwell, Bertha b1898 Southwell and James Arthur Tyne b1901 Southwell In the 1911 census the family lived on Kirklington Road Southwell Nottinghamshire and were shown as Thomas Tyne 46 yrs a basket maker, he is living with his wife Elizabeth 45 yrs and their children, Lilian 22 yrs a silk winder, Harold 16 yrs a warehouse boy for a grocer, Bertha 13 yrs a silk winder and James Arthur 10 yrs a scholar.
In 1911 he was a warehouse boy in a grocery.
22 Mar 1918
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  • DCM DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Corporal Harold Tyne enlisted at Southwell and served with the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He landed in France on 2nd May 1915 and he was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal for his actions on 30th July 1915 at Sanctuary Wood, Ypres. He was killed in action on 22nd March 1918 and is buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. 'The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914-1919, 1/8th Battalion', p.224 (Spring 1918): Description of a raid by the Germans on the lines: 'Our casualties amounted to three other ranks killed, including a very gallant NCO, Corpl. Tyne, 26 other ranks missing and one officer and ten other ranks wounded.'
Citation for Distinguished Conduct Medal:- For conspicious gallantry at Sanctuary Wood, Ypres, on July 30th, 1915. At Sanctuary Wood, Ypres, when he led a small party of bombers against the enemy. When his own bombs failed to explode, he picked up several unexploded German ones and threw them, killing several of the enemy. Later he held his trench with great coolness and bravery under a heavy bomb and machine gun fire until reinforced. The following day he performed a similar action).
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