Jeremiah Patrick Hyde

Jun 15, 1896

Born in London, England


Nov 8, 1917

Medical examination held under the MSA (Military Service Act) of 1917 in Shawville, Quebec.  He was determined to be fit for service


Jan 8, 1918

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment) in Ottawa, Ontario under the MSA 

Ø      Number 3320003

Ø      Present address given as Beechgrove, Quebec

Ø      Next of kin given as Micheal Patrick Hyde, brother, Vaudreuil, Quebec

o       There was a note added to also notify Mrs. A Clarke, Fitzroy Harbor, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic


Feb 12, 1918

Embarked the SS Lapland in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Feb 25, 1918

Disembarked in Glasgow, Scotland and proceeded to Seaford, England where the entire draft was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion to continue training


Jun 10, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Jun 11, 1918

Arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Jun 17, 1918

Left the CIBD and joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Aubin St. Vaast


Aug 7, 1918

Left the CC Rein C and joined the 21st Battalion’s Rear Details in Cagny.  The main body of the battalion was preparing for the advance on Marcelcave


Aug 17, 1918

The battalion came out of the front line and Private Hyde, along with the Rear Details, joined the battalion in Caix Wood


Aug 27, 1918

Just 10 days after joining the main body of the battalion, and during his first combat experience, Private Hyde was killed during the battalion’s advance on the Sensee River near Vis-en-Artois.


Sep 3, 1918

A work party buried Private Hyde in the Quebec Cemetery, Cherisy, France

Following the war the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to his beneficiary, Mrs. A. Clarke, RR #1, Fitzroy Harbor, Ontario 

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Hyde, 4 Grove Road, Redhill, Surrey, England 

The Plaque, Scroll and Memorial Cross were returned marked “Believed to be dead”.  The Memorial Cross was erased and re-engraved for another soldier


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