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Thomas Alfred Hyde, Jr.


Hyde, Thomas Alfred

Hyde, Thomas Alfred. b. July 6, 1910, Jersey City, New Jersey; Married; 2 years of college; received passport# 368619 on February 20, 1937 which listed his address as 20 Lexington Street, Newark, New Jersey. 27 years old; Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Returned to the US on August 4, 1938 aboard the Manhattan; WWII US Army, enlisted June 15, 1942; d. December 22, 1994, Bloomfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

Sources: Sail, SACB, Ancestry.

Photograph: Thomas Hyde about 1935 or 1936, used the permission of Richard Hyde.



Thomas Alfred Hyde, Jr. was born July 6th 1910 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He attended the University of Chicago studying Hospital Administration. He was a member of the writer’s guild. He married in 1935. In 1937, at twenty-seven years of age, he departed New York sailing aboard the Queen Mary on March 10th. He arrived in Spain on March 20th and enrolled in the International Brigades.  After receiving basic training he was posted to Murcia where he worked with the medical services.  In August 1937, Hyde requested a transfer to the XVth International Brigade.  He was assigned to the Brigade’s Topography section as a cartographer.  On September 5th during the Battle of Belchite, Hyde was wounded in action, receiving serious shrapnel wounds from a grenade in his right leg and ankle.  He was evacuated and reassigned to Murcia.


After recovery Hyde transferred to Albacete as an auxiliary ambulance driver, hospital administrator and purchasing agent for the International Hospitals.    On August 4, 1938 he returned to the US aboard the Manhattan.


During World War II Hyde enlisted in the US Army on June 15, 1942.  He fought in North Africa and was later assigned to Patton’s Third Army where he saw action during the Battle of the Bulge.  In 1945, while serving in Italy, Hyde was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Branch.  He was awarded the Bronze Star.


Hyde remained in the Army after the war .  He retired as a Captain in the late 1950s.  Hyde died on December 22, 1994 in West Caldwell, New Jersey. ~ Biography by Richard Hyde


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