Hyde Name Origins.

The name "HYDE" is derived from the hide, a measure of land for taxation purposes, taken to be that area of land necessary to support a peasant family. In later times it was taken to be equivalent to 120 acres .
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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Hyde In Wartime (1914-16) Pages 34

Gunner J. Smith


Gunner Smith of George Street, Hyde ,  was in the Royal Garrison Artillery. He was killed in action through the bursting of a gun, 30th December, 1914.

Private F. Purseglove


In a letter he stated he had just been in the trenches 29 days. Previously he had been wounded, but recovered. He was in the 1St Cheshires.

Privates Silver & Souter


A pair of popular “pals.” Private  Harold Souter was the well-known Hyde Seal goalkeeper.

Private J. Norman.


A gallent member of the “Forty Gang”.


Tom said...

It would be great if anyone reading the blog can come up with any information about the above. Where possible I will include links to any know casualties...

Hydonian said...

Love this idea, Tom.Be great if we can get even the tiniest bit of information about any of these men.