Born 18th April 1889, Nottingham

Baptised 12th May 1889 St Ann’s Church, Nottingham

Married Adeliza Shelton at Holme Pierrepont, 25 October 1913. Children: Desley Adela born 28th November 1914 and Mildred Shelton 1916

Died 10th November 1920 of colon cancer age 31

Commemorated on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial

Burial: Radcliffe on Trent cemetery 13th November 1920 plot K28

1891 Census

Age one and living with father John, twenty-seven, a clothier’s assistant and mother Ellen Hyde, twenty-six at 21 Hudson Street, Nottingham.

1901 Census

Age eleven living with parents at 20 Lamartine Street, Nottingham. His father, John Toyne Hyde was manager of a gentleman’s outfitter.

1911 Census

Age twenty-one living alone at 2 Berkeley Street, Nottingham, working as a clothier manager.

Military Service

Rank: Lance Corporal

Service Number: 47751, 306477

Military Unit: Royal Army Service Corps (Horse transport), 872 Company, based at Grantham

Theatre of War: Served in the U.K. so did not enter a theatre of war

Attestation: December 8th 1915, Nottingham

Age: 26 years 9 months. Height 5ft 9½ins, chest 37½ins . Occupation: Tailor and Clothier manager, employer Dixon and Parker Ltd

Address: Sidney Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

9.12.15: Army Reserves

12.12.15-15.2.17: Reserves

16.2.17-8.8.19: Mobilised and joined at Bradford. Home

8.8.19: Discharged as no longer physically fit with carcinoma of colon and hernia in left inguinal, 50% disablement.

Total military service: 3 years, 244 days

His widow received a pension of 13 shillings 9d (69p) and his children 5 shillings 10d (29p) from the war office as from 9.8.1919. It is not clear from his war record if he served abroad – record is hard to read. No record found for medals. Silver War Badge issued.

Forces War Records state Service number 306477 and that he was the only son of Mrs Ellen Hyde of Sydney Grove.

Other information

Described by Gil Elwin in Radcliffe Remembers  as ‘an active, pleasant, clean-shaven man’.

Probate granted to his wife in 1920.

His widow, Adeliza and their two daughters emigrated to Canada in 1924, with financial assistance from the Government. Adeliza’s parents, Henry and Annie, and brothers, William and Henry, were already living in Edmonton, Alberta. Adeliza married Samuel McClelland in 1929 and was living in 1963 in Calgary on the same road as daughter Desley and her husband Neil Cameron, a teacher.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.

Radcliffe Cemetery