Ralph Watts Hyde

1893 Jan 12 . Born Stroud, Gloucs. His father was Benjamin W Hyde (a domestic footman). He appears to have abandoned the family and was killed on the Somme in July 1916 as an Australian soldier. His wife in Amberley is down as next of kin, and gets a Widow's pension as a result of his death. As Benjamin was living in Western Aus. when he enlisted, I suspect that the son had gone to Aus in 1913 to visit his father.

1901 census at Littleworth, Maberley, Stroud, Gloucs

1911 census - I cannot find him

1913 May 21. Leaves UK for Freemantle, W Aus. He is a "farmhand"

1914 Feb 2 . Arrives back in UK from Australia.

1917 Apr/Jun Married in Stroud to Annie K I Woollard

1917 Dec 29 Commissioned temp 2nd Lt in RFC

RAF Record

1918 Jun 11. Confirmed in rank of 2nd Lt in RFC

1919 Sep 24. Transferred to unemployed list - Lt R W Hyde

1920 Aug 27 Joined ADRIC with service no 393. Posted to D Coy

1920 Dec 16. Admitted Galway Civil Hospital

1921 May 27 to 10 Jun on Leave

1921 Jul 16 to 30 Jul on Leave

1921 Sep 12 to 27 Sep on Leave

1922 Jan 20. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1923 Nov 23. Left UK for Australia

1925-1933 In Australia Farmhand in Waddy Forest 1925-1933

1929 Jun 19. NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership heretofore subsisting between Stanley Scott McNeill and Ralph Watts Hyde, carrying on business as Farmers at Miling, in the State of Western Australia, under the style or firm of "McNeill & Hyde," has been dissolved by mutual consent as from the date hereof. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid respectively by the said Stanley Scott McNeill.

1939 Register He is a Nursery Foreman, single , living at Hillside Cottages , Stroud R.D., Gloucestershire' His mother lives there too.

1950 Jul 7 . Died Gloucestershire