Coleshill Remembers World War 1
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Entry for Private William Tyacke
1st/1st Warwickshire Yeomanry
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Commemorated on the Coleshill Grammar School Memorial, William Hannibal Tyacke was born in Coleshill in 1895 to parents Richard and Lois Ann Tyacke. The family lived at Priory Farm, Maxstoke, where his father was a farmer. William attended the Coleshill Grammar School and later enlisted in the 1st/1st Warwickshire Yeomanry, Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line, at Warwick (service number 2557). Private Tyacke first served in Egypt on 12th September 1915. He was killed in action in Egypt on 9th January 1917 and is buried in the Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Private Tyacke was awarded the 1915 Star, Victory and British medals. He is also remembered on the Communion Table in Coleshill United Church.
Coleshill Chronicle 20th January 1917 DEATHS TYACKE – On the 9th inst., killed in action, Private W H Tyacke, of Warwickshire Yeomanry, with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, youngest and dearly-loved son of Mr and Mrs R Tyacke, of ‘The Priory,’ Maxstoke, Coleshill, age 21 years.