Second Lieutenant Leslie Arthur Hyde

Regimental Number:
89690
Survived War:
No
Force:
British Army
Regiment:
Royal Horse Artillery
Battalion:
Royal Horse Artillery
Company:
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
No
Enlistment Date:
March 29, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
18
Enlisted at:
Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Civilian Occupation:
Student
Saw Service in:
Great Britain
Date of Death:
October 26, 1915
Age at Death:
19
Cause of Death:
Died of Illness
Battle Died/Wounded:
Burial:
St. John's Church of Ireland Cemetery, County Kilkenny, Irish Republic
Plot:
South-West of Church.
Commemorated:
1914-1918 Memorial Plaque, University Schools, University of Toronto
 
Date of Birth:
June 20, 1896
Next of Kin:
T.B. Hyde, 26 Roxboro Drive, Toronto, Ontario
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country of Birth:
Canada
Prisoner of War:
No
Interned:
Married:
Single
Religion:
Congregationalist
Height:
6 Feet 0 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
   
NAC Reference: ^ra4674-39
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Second Lieutenant
Royal Horse Artillery
Royal Horse Artillery
Awards and Decorations
Notes

Article in Toronto Star, November 9, Page 2 states he died of blood poisoning, 'acute septicaemia', possibly contracted when he was 'camping out' in the Otterpool area of England.  His father, Rev. T.B. Hyde, was informed by the surgeon-general of the Royal Horse Artillery - to which Leslie had recently been promoted from the ranks of the University Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery.  The illness had baffled the doctors to the extent that they had consulted with Sir Arbuthnot Lane, one of the greatest surgeons in England, prior to performing an operation to try and cure him.

An earlier article in the Toronto Star of October 30 stated that he was buried with full Military Honours, in Kilkenny, Ireland, the birthplace of his father and the current residence of his grandparents.

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