William was born in Morton in early 1897 and was the first of three children born to Samuel Hyde and Lucy Taylor. Samuel was a farmer and shortly after William’s birth the family moved to Dunsby.
William’s military records cannot be found but the medal roll would indicate that there was a William Sisson Hyde originally in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby regiment).
When a soldier was wounded and moved to a hospital back home, they could be attached to a different regiment when recovered and sent back into active service which could explain why most records show that William was in the 5th Battalion Lincolnshire regiment.
The army list for August 1918 shows that William was awarded the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 28th May 1918 and was serving in the 5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.
The next mention of William was in the Battalion Diary of the 8th battalion Lincolnshire regiment notes that they received reinforcements on the 19th October 1918 and amongst the officers listed is William Hyde, 2nd Lieutenant.
The battalion diary for November 1918 sees the 8th Battalion Lincolnshire regiment involved in front line action to the north east of Caudry. An entry for the 4th November describes the action of the day and lists 2nd Lieutenant W S Hyde as being wounded.
2nd Lieutenant William Sissons Hyde died of wounds on the 7th November and is remembered with honour at Caudry British cemetery and on the Dunsby War Memorial.
A transcription of the battalion diary along with more family information can be found on William’s page