LESLIE TOYNE HYDE 1889–1920
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
Remembered on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial
Burial: Radcliffe on Trent cemetery 13th November 1920
Living with parents John and Ellen Hyde (only child) in Nottingham. Father was a gentleman’s outfitter.
Living with parents in Nottingham. Father, John Toyne Hyde was manager of a gentleman’s outfitter, mother, Ellen.
Living alone at Berkeley Road, Nottingham, working as a clothier manager.
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: Clothier manager, employer Dixon and Parker Ltd
Address: Sidney Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
9.12.15: Army Reserves
8.8.19: Discharged as no longer physically fit with carcinoma of colon and hernia in left leg, 50% disablement.
Total military service: 3 years, 244 days
His widow received a pension of 13s.9d and his children 5s 10d 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.
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 Desley and her husband Neil Cameron, a teacher.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.