Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
Second Lieutenant Pilot Neville METCALFE of 189 (Night) Training Squadron, Royal Air Force
Killed Whilst Flying Wednesday 7th August 1918, age 23
|Home address:||190 Muslin Street*, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Born:||1895, New Mills, Derbyshire|
|Parents:||Agnes Metcalfe and Sidney Metcalfe of 3 Werneth Avenue, Hyde, Cheshire|
|He enlisted in:|
|Remembered:||Hornchurch (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Essex, II.|
|Link to Hyde:||Mother lived in Hyde|
Brother to Private 240416 Charles Louis Metcalfe.
Second Lieutenant Neville Metcalfe flew a Sopwith Camel, registered D6683, built by Boulton and Paul.
Hyde Reporter, 17th August 1918, page 5, column 3:
About five weeks ago he had an accident while flying, but his machine fell in a tree and saved him from serious injury. He was hurt slightly in the shoulder.
* Muslin Street is now Talbot Road. See our notes on Old Place Names.