Hildyard, Thomas Fenton

Pte. Thomas Fenton Hildyard, 6th EYR

BORN HULL 1891. SON OF HENRY FENTON HILDYARD & SUSAN (TANSEY) HILDYARD AT 8 EDWIN TERRACE, STRICKLAND STREET, HULL.  HE WORKED AS A CRANE DRIVER, AND BOARDED AT ADELAIDE STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS). HE MARRIED MARY JANE BRINT, KNOWN AS “POLLY”, ON 21/09/1913. THEY LIVED AT  17 SARAH ANNE’S TERRACE, WALKER STREET, HULL.

HE ENLISTED IN THE 6TH EYR PIONEERS. HE DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 21/09/1916, AGED 24. HE WAS KILLED ON HIS WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. HE LEFT A WIDOW AND YOUNG CHILD. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 05/10/1916. *

HE IS BURIED AT ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME, FRANCE.
HIS BROTHER HARRY FENTON HILDYARD WAS KILLED IN ACTION, ON 24/04/1917.

THEY BOTH LEFT THEIR ARMY EFFECTS TO THEIR ELDER SISTER, MRS ANNIE LOUISA FENTON RICHARDSON, AT 17 SARAH ANNE’S TERRACE, WALKER STREET, HULL. THEY ALSO LEFT ANOTHER SISTER, MARGARET EVELYN HILDYARD.


First name:
THOMAS FENTON
Military Number:
11267
Rank:
Private
Date Died
21/09/1916
Place died:
ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME, FRANCE
Age:
24
8 EDWIN TERRACE, STRICKLAND STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK