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), although the record is incomplete.
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 time we find William he is mentioned in the diary for the 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment shows that on the 19th October 1918 they received reinforcements, including 2nd Lieutenant W S Hyde.
For the rest of October and November the Battalion was involved in front line trenches north east of Caudry. Whilst in action on the 4th November William was wounded.
2nd Lieutenant William Sissons Hyde died of wounds on the 7th November and is remembered with honour at Caudry British cemetery.
Battalion Diary – 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
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