The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lieutenant F C Hyde


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Lieutenant Francis Cecil HYDE, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, 9th April 1917, age 20.

28th January 1897, born Portsea, Hampshire, son of Matthew and Florence May Hyde, of 5, Nevill Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.


1911 Census - Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire - Francis Cecil Hyde, boarder, age 14, school, born Portsmouth, Hampshire.

1911 Census - 5, Nevill Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent - Mathew Hyde, head, age 53, married, retired Solicitor, born Portsea, Hampshire; Florence May Hyde, wife, age 38, married 17 years, 6 children, 5 still alive, born Chatham, Kent; Dorothy Violet Hyde, daughter, age 16, single, school, born Portsea, Hampshire; Olive Mabel Hyde, daughter, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Marjorie Gladys Hyde, daughter, age 6, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Irah? May Hyde, daughter, age under 11 months, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Amy Tutt, servant, age 50, single, domestic cook, worker, born London Parish unknown; Elizabeth Eade, servant, age 22, single, parlour maid domestic, worker, born Croydon, Surrey; Bessie Fry, servant, age 24, single, housemaid domestic, worker, born Southborough, Kent; Daisy Bennett, servant, age 17, single, under housemaid domestic, worker, born Guildford, Surrey; Nancy Turland, servant, age 21, single, nurse children, domestic, worker, born Northampton, parish unknown.


16th April 1916, posted BEF.

Buried at Nine Elms Military Cemetery, III. C. 16., Thelus, France. Commemorated on Tunbridge Wells War Memorial & Rusthall War Memorial.

Wellington College Roll of Honour.


London Gazette 15th December 1914.

The under mentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military College, to be Second Lieutenants -  Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), Francis Cecil Hyde.

London Gazette 20th September 1916.

The under mentioned 2nd Lieutenants to be Lieutenants : F. C. Hyde. 10th May 1916.


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