Hyder, Eric Gladstone

Hyder, Eric Gladstone



Military History:


Leicestershire Regiment


Regimental Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:
2nd quarter 1979

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Eric enlisted on 20th October 1914 with the 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 266038.  He transferred to the Leicestershire Regiment as a signaller, Regimental Number 235583, firstly with the 8th Battalion and then the 7th Battalion.  He was mobilised in July 1915 for the Western Front, France and Flanders where he saw active service in various Battles of the Somme and the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line.

Eric survived the war and died in the 2nd quarter 1979.

He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                28.5.1898

Birth Place:                  Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                   Luton, Bedfordshire

Marriage:                     3rd quarter 1929


Eric was the fourth son of Thomas Silver Hyder and Clarissa (nee Bonfield) Hyder, born Hill on 28th May 1898 at Flint House, Lime Kiln Hill, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

In 1921 Eric took assisted passage immigration to Canada where he hoped to farm.  He returned to England, having qualified as a mechanic, in December 1927.

Eric married Chrissie E Adkins in the 3rd quarter 1929 at Lambeth, London.  They had two daughters, Doreen J E born 1930 and Daphne C born 1934.

Eric lived in Luton, Bedfordshire from 1937 until his death in 2nd quarter 1979.




Name:Eric Gladstone Hyder
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Luton, Bedfordshire
Death Date:2nd quarter 1979
Enlistment Place:Not known
Regiment:Leicestershire Regiment
(previously Hertfordshire Regiment)
Battalion:7th Battalion, 8th Battalion
(previously 1st Battalion)
Regimental Number:235583
(previously 266038)
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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