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Dudley Ward HYDE

Regimental number4292
Place of birthFranklin Harbour, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPort Lincoln, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rachel E Hyde, Duck Ponds, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919

Military Medal

'During the night attack on 28th/29th July 1918 astride the Bray-Corbie Road Private HYDE'S conduct and work was of the best quality. His coolness and courage while engaged in stretcher bearing was a fine example to all who saw him. Private HYDES' work was done most systematically and irrespective of personal danger, he was always found where most needed. Not only did he bandage and help carry the casualties of his own Company but when clear moved to flanks and assisted other Companies with their casualties also. During the operation he took a stretcher out into No Man's Land and though an exceptional barrage was down at the time attended to and helped to carry a wounded man back and had him safely removed to the relay carrying post. Private HYDES' work was worthy of the highest tradition and recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 26 January 1917 (mumps); discharged from hospital, 29 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 October 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 1 November 1917.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 November 1917 (shell concussion and contusion), and transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station; discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, 13 December 1917.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 September 1918 (accidental injury: flesh wound of left hand), and transferred to 41st Casualty Clearing Station; to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 25 September 1918; discharged to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 28 September 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Havre, 1 October 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 28 November 1918.

On leave to England, 17 December 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 6 January 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 5 May 1919; marched in to No 5 Group, Weymouth, 13 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 25 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 June 1931
SourcesNAA: B2455, HYDE Dudley Ward

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