William Wright Hyde was the son of Jessie Hyde, of Belfast, Northern Ireland, he enlisted in the Royal Ulster Rifles and volunteered for Airborne Forces.
Corporal Hyde successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Cpl Hyde was killed in action on 24 March 1945, aged 23, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany, and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery on 22 April 1947.
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