Thomas Hyde

Tom-HydeName   Thomas Hyde

Number    Lance Corporal 692

Battalion      31st Battalion  

Place of Birth      Colac

Next of Kin   Mr. T Hyde of Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment  Melbourne 1/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 21 years 6 months 5’9”, 10 stone 7 pounds, brown eyes black hair.

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 2/11/1917 at Passchendaele

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from the Koorooman East area 

Military History

  • He attended Koorooman East State School
  • He is on the Koorooman East Honour Roll
  • 1/7/17 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • 9/11/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Wandilla
  • 7/12/15 He arrived at Suez
  • 19/6/16 He embarked Alexandria
  • 25/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 10/8/16 He was wounded in action. He had a gun shot wound to the left arm and shoulder and was admitted to hospital
  • 13/8/16 He was taken to Boulogne
  • 15/8/16 He went to England to Whrancliff War Hospital Middlesex Rd Sheffield
  • 23/12/16 He returned to his unit the 31st Battalion
  • 12/10/17 He became a Lance Corporal
  • 2/11/17 He was killed in action
  • He was buried at Tynecot near Passchendale
  • His mother Ellen was denied a pension as she was not a dependent
  • 27/3/1922 A letter related to the words to go on his headstone was sent to his family.
  • His father received his medals, plaque and scroll

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