Henry Thomas (Harry) LYDE


LYDE, Henry Thomas

Service Number: 5049
Enlisted: 17 March 1917, Ashfield, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Campsie, New South Wales, June 1900
Home Town: Campsie, Canterbury, New South Wales
Schooling: Canturbury Superior Public School
Occupation: Apprentice carriage-builder
Died: Died of wounds, France, 14 April 1918
Cemetery: Aubigny British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

17 Mar 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5049, Ashfield, New South Wales
10 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5049, 30th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5049, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Sydney
14 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5049, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography contributed by Peter Rankin

Henry was only 17 years 10 months old when he died. His family epitaph reads- NEARER TO THEE.

Henry's two cousins also served, Private Jack Robinson Ramsay. 3888. 45th BN, Jack was killed in action on the 7th of June 1916. And Private Allan Cameron Ramsay. 6560. 20th BN, Allan was wounded on two different occasions, but survived the war.