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Frank Ernest Gyde

GYDE, Frank Ernest

Frank Ernest Gyde was born in 1898 in Forest Gate, Essex to Edward George Gyde and Emily Frances Harris. He was the youngest of their seven children, five of whom were alive in 1911. Edward Gyde was a Blacksmith as was his father before him and he had been working at that trade from at least the age of sixteen. The family lived in east London and moved to Southend-on-Sea before 1911. Edward died in 1914 at the age of forty-nine.

Frank Gyde enlisted at Forest Gate, initially in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment, (known as the Sherwood Foresters) where he was a Private, Service Number 71980. He transferred to the 45th Training Reserve Battalion, Service Number TR/9/24658 and then to the Royal Defence Corps. In October 1918 he was with the 468th Protection Company in Ireland.

He was presumably returning home on leave when he travelled on RMS Leinster on the 10th of October. He did not survive the sinking nor was his body recovered. His name is recorded on the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton.




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