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Walter HYDE

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Surname: HYDE

Forename(s): Walter

Place of Birth: Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire

Service No: 49737

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s (Liverpool Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/6th (Rifle) Battalion

Division: 55th (West Lancashire) Division

Age: 29

Date of Death: 1918-10-20

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. E. 66.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

Walter Hyde was the son of James William and Margaret Ann Hyde, née Earnshaw. Margaret was born at Laisterdyke, Bradford, Yorkshire. James died in 1890 and Margaret married Richard Mason in 1891.

1891 Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: North Street - Walter Hyde, aged 2 years, born Sutton, son of Margaret A. Hyde, widow. [Walter and his mother were living with her parents, William and Margaret Earnshaw.]

1901 Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: 14, North Street - Walter Hyde, aged 12 years, born Sutton, grandson of William and Margaret Earnshaw.

Walter was married to Annie Grainger in 1909.

1911 Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: 10, Overburn Road - Walter Hyde, aged 22 years, born Sutton Mill, Yorkshire, husband of Annie Hyde.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Walter Hyde, 49737, L'pool R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Walter Hyde, 49737, 1/9th KLR; 13th KLR; 1/6th KLR.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

HYDE, Walter, [Sutton], aged 29, Liverpool Rifles, killed in action 1918.


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Private Walter HYDE

Private Walter HYDE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s (Liverpool Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s (Liverpool Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 55th (West Lancashire) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 55th (West Lancashire) Division

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Surname: HYDE

Forename(s): Walter


Residence: Sutton, Yorks

Enlisted: Halifax, Yorks

Number: 49737

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Battalion: 6th Battalion


Died Date: 20/10/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 30340, West Riding Regiment

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: HYDE

Forename(s): W

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 49737

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Unit: 6th Bn.



Died Date: 20/10/1918

Additional Information:



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01 November 1918

Rifleman Walter Hyde Killed

Mrs. Hyde, of Sutton, has received an intimation that her husband, Rifleman Walter Hyde, of the King’s Liverpool Regiment, has been killed in action in France. Captain Brownel, in a letter to the widow, says:– It is with the very greatest regret that I have to tell you that your husband was killed on the 17th October. It will be a hard blow for you to bear, but I know how the feelings of pride that he has given his life for his country and people will help you. He did not suffer, but was killed outright. He was a very good soldier, and will be missed by all who came in contact with him. Please accept my sincere sympathy.”

Rifleman Hyde’s Platoon Sergeant has also sent a letter of sympathy in which he says:– “Your husband was killed instantly by a shell whilst asleep by the roadside about 7-45 p.m. on the night of the 16th instant. He was always of a quiet disposition, though cheery under all circumstances, and I wish to convey to you the sympathy of all.”

Rifleman Hyde, who joined up over two years ago, was gassed last year, and was sent to the War Hospital at Edmonton. He went out again in January of this year. He was 29 years of age, and prior to enlistment was employed at Messrs. Smith’s Joinery Works, Crosshills. Much sympathy is felt for the widow in her sad loss. We will give a photograph next week.

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01 November 1918

Sutton Soldier’s Death

Mrs. Walter Hyde, of Sutton, has, received information that her husband, Pte. Walter Hyde, of the Liverpool Rifles, has made the supreme sacrifice. Deceased, who was in his 30th year, leaves a widow and three little children. He offered himself early in the war, but was rejected. He, however, succeeded in joining the forces in May, 1917. He has been gassed on two occasions. He returned to France in February last. Deceased was employed at Smith’s joinery works. He was of a very quiet disposition. His platoon sergeant, Thomas Lovegreen, has sent the following letter to deceased’s wife:– “Dear Mrs. Hyde, – Your husband was probably killed instantaneously by a shell. He was lying asleep on the roadside about 7.44 p.m. on the night of the 16th (Wednesday). He was always of a quiet disposition, thorough and cheerful under all circumstances. In the absence of his platoon officer, and on behalf of his chums, I offer our deepest sympathy.”

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