Hyder, Thomas

Hyder, Thomas 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Rank:
Private

Service Number:
3728

Date of Enlisting:
12.9.1914

Date of death:
13.5.1915

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France, 2 C 11

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

 

Tom enlisted at Kilburn on 12th September 1914 and was a private in the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). He served in the Western Europe Theatre of War, France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 13th May 1915.

Tom is buried at the Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France grave 2 C 11.  He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell War Memorial.

Tom was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal and probably the 1914/15 Star.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
11.5.1879

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

Tom was the eldest son of Mr Thomas Silver Hyder and Mrs Cressida (nee Bonfield) Hyder of Kingsland Hill (Lime Kiln Hill), Ashwell. He was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

Before enlisting Tom was an ironmonger’s assistant and living in Wimbledon, Surrey.  He and his sister Jessie, an assistant teacher, were lodging with the Luckhurst family.

Tom’s brother Alfred Cedric, who was also with the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), died of wounds on 23rd February 1917.  His brother Eric served with the Hertfordshire and Leicestershire Regiments and survived the war.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Tom Hyder
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:13.5.1915
Enlistment Place:Kilburn
Rank:Private
Regiment:Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Battalion:3rd Battalion
Regimental Number:         3728
Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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