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Thomas HYDE

Regimental number117
Place of birthEnfield, Middlesex, England
SchoolElementary School
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMaribyrnong Barracks, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMiss E Hyde, Burnside, London Road, Enfield, Middlesex, England
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 5 August 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Thoroughly upright and trustworthy. Keen sense of duty. Respected by all his comrades" Details from Harold Jeffries (brother-in-law) - for sister, E Hyde
FateDied of wounds 7 November 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Date of death7 November 1917
Age at death24
Place of burialSt Sever Cemetery Extension (Block D, Plot III, Row N, Grave No. 6B), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas John and Sarah Ann HYDE. Native of Enfield, Middlesex, England

Military Medal

'During the operations East of YPRES on the 4th October 1917, when the 54th Battery position was subjected to very heavy hostile fire, the dump at No. 1 gun pit was hit by a 4.2" shell. No. 117 Sergeant T. HYDE realising that the ammunition was in imminent danger of being destroyed, with the assistance of NO. 1985 Bombardier A. KLAR proceeded to pull away the burning camouflage, and throwing clear of the dump the damaged rounds which were likely to catch fire, succeeded in saving a considerable amount of ammunition at a time when it was most needed and the transport very difficult. The action of this N.C.O. is deserving of special recognition'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 19
Date: 14 February 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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