Tyacke, Edward Humphrey


He was the son of George Ashley Tyacke (F1868) and Alice Margaret Tyacke (daughter of George Allcard, of Bickley), of West Gate, Chichester, and came to Winchester from Mr. A.E. Clarke’s school at Bexhill.

He left early to join the Army and after a year in 8th Battalion, Border Regiment, was transferred in December 1915 to the Machine Gun Corps. He went to France in the following June: he was severely wounded in July, and was not permitted to return to the front until April 1918, when he was appointed signals officer to 25th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (the machine-gun battalion of 25th Division). He was slightly gassed on May 4th, but rejoined his battalion after a few days. On May 27th the German offensive in Champagne began, leading to the Battle of the Aisne. He fell at Montigny-sur-Vesle, near Rheims, on May 29th 1918, aged twenty-one, and is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Tyacke
  • Forenames or initials: Edward Humphrey
  • House: C
  • Years in School: 1909-1914
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Machine Gun Corps
  • Date of Birth: 6th August 1896
  • Date of Death: 29th May 1918
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer F2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on the SOISSONS MEMORIAL