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  • Tribute laid at the memorial, Carlton Cemetery, Carlton, Nottingham, November 2018. Photograph Rachel Farrand (November 2018).
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Thorneywood Nottingham
William was born in 1882 in Thorneywood, Nottingham, and was the son of Henry a stationary engine driver and Sarah Hyde of Pretoria Cottages, 222 Sneinton Hill, Carlton. His father Henry was born in 1854 in Tickhill and his mother Sarah Berry was born in 1857 in Carlton; they were married in 1877 in Nottingham. They went on to have 9 children, one of whom sadly died in infancy. William married his wife Hannah Wheat in 1901; their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District. They went on to have 3 children, Winifred, Elsie and Arnold, all born in Carlton. The family lived at 19 High Church Street, Basford. In 1911 census William and his family are living at 19 High Church Street, Basford, Nottingham and are shown as William 29 yrs a slotter in the lace machine building industry, he is living with his wife Hannah 27 yrs a net lace mender and their children, Winifred 9 yrs a scholar, Elsie 7 yrs a scholar and Arnold 4 yrs. In the same 1911 census his parents are living at Pretoria Cottages 222 Sneinton Hill Carlton and are shown as Henry 57 yrs a stationary engine driver; he is living with his wife Sarah 54 yrs and their two sons Joseph 15 yrs a hairdresser and Arthur 17 yrs a sailor. William's younger brother, Joseph, served in the 17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (32254 Private) and was killed in France on 3 September 1916 (Knightsbridge Cemetery). His widow Hannah received a letter from the War Office dated 10th October 1916 informing her she would be receiving a pension of 21 shillings and 6 pence in respect of herself and her three children with effect from 16th October 1916.
In 1911 he was a slotter in the lace machine building industry.
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Sergeant
1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergeant William Hyde enlisted at Melbourne Derbyshire on 23rd October 1914, he gave his address as Market Place, Melbourne, Derbyshire. His next of kin was his wife Hannah of the same address. William was posted to the 1/5th battalion Sherwood Foresters and was promoted to Lance Corporal on 16th December 1914. He embarked Southampton on 25th June 1915, landing the following day in Rouen, and joined his battalion in the field on 28th June 1915. He was promoted to Corporal on 14th August 1915 and then to Sergeant on 13th November 1915. He was killed in action on 25th March 1916 and is buried in Ecoivres Miilitary Cemetery (grave ref. I C 7).
In memoriam published 25th March 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- HYDE. – In loving memory of Sergt. William Hyde, 1/5th Sherwoods, killed in action March 25th, 1916. A noble sacrifice. – From his loving wife and children. “HYDE. – In loving memory of William, the beloved eldest son of Mr. and mrs. Hyde, Carlton, killed in action March 25th, 1916. Fond memories cling. – From mother, father, sister, and brothers.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 The poppy cross in Carlton Cemetery, Nottingham, also commemorates his brother, Private Joseph Hyde (32254 Private, 17th Bn Sherwood Foresters, KIA France, 3 September 1916).
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  • Tribute laid at the memorial, Carlton Cemetery, Carlton, Nottingham, November 2018. Photograph Rachel Farrand (November 2018).
    William Hyde - Tribute laid at the memorial, Carlton Cemetery, Carlton, Nottingham, November 2018. Photograph Rachel Farrand (November 2018).