Hyde War Memorial Trust

Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1

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Private 59078 William DIGGINES
1st/5th Battalion, Welsh Regiment

Killed in Action,   Friday 4th May 1917,   Died at Sea, Italy,   age 36

Home address:139 Manchester Road, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1881, Denton, Lancashire
Parents:Esther Diggines and Samuel Diggines
60 Ashton Road, Denton, Lancashire
Marital status:Married to Alice Maud Diggines (née Armitage)
139 Manchester Road, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Finished Felt Hatter
Enlisted:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Savona Memorial, Savona, Liguria, Italy,
panel 4.
Link to Hyde:Lived in Hyde

Died at sea off the Italian Coast, when Cunard Liner SS Transylvania was sunk. 412 lives were lost when the liner was torpedoed by a German U-boat while carrying troops from Marseille to Alexandria.