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Ernest George Tidd

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Ernest George Tidd (1866-1915)


1916 Obituary [1]

ERNEST GEORGE TIDD, born at Norwood on the 26th June, 1866, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on the 12th July, 1915.

In 1888 he joined the staff of Messrs. Paterson and Cooper, having charge of their electrical work in Scotland, and subsequently became a member of the firm of Messrs. Morris, Warden and Company, of Glasgow.

He joined the 6th Highland Light Infantry in 1901, and was gazetted captain in 1908, proceeding with his regiment after the outbreak of war to the Dardanelles.

He was elected an Associate Member on the 7th February, 1893.


1916 Obituary [2]

ERNEST GEORGE TIDD, Captain in the Highland Light Infantry, was born at Norwood, Surrey, on the 26th June, 1867, and received his early education at New College, Eastbourne, and at Neuchalet, Switzerland.

He received his electrical training at the Hanover-square College, London.

He became an Associate of the Institution in 1889, and was transferred to full membership in 1898.

He was the eldest son of George Tidd, of the firm of F. A. Tidd and Company, members of Lloyds, London.

He married on the 2nd December, 1893, Helen Kate Bond.

Captain Tidd was in his early days employed by Messrs. Paterson and Cooper, and went to Glasgow to represent them. He afterwards entered the business of Messrs. Morris Warden and Company, eventually becoming a partner in the firm.

When the Glasgow Local Section of the Institution was formed, he was appointed its first Honorary Secretary, and after seven years' work his services were so appreciated that the local members presented him with a handsome service of silver, and in 1909 he was Chairman of the Local Section, following Lord Kelvin in the Chair.

Captain Tidd was for many years an enthusiastic Volunteer, and when the Territorial Force was formed, he continued his services in his Regiment—the 6th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry. He was gazetted Captain in 1908, and, at the time of his death, was due for his majority.

The outbreak of war found him with his Regiment, and from that time to May 1915 his Regiment was employed in training and defending a portion of the East Coast of Scotland. He was sent to Egypt in May 1915, and afterwards to the Dardanelles.

He met his death on the 13th July at Cape Helles, gallantly leading his company and exhibiting the greatest bravery; and even when mortally wounded, with great unselfishness he cheered on and encouraged his men.

Busily occupied as he was, he yet found time for many hobbies. He was a keen motorist and enthusiastic amateur gardener. His various occupations naturally gave him a wide circle of friends, and his loss will be deeply regretted by those who were drawn to him by his kindly disposition and unselfish nature.

He is survived by his wife and only son, who was gazetted to the same regiment as his father in 1913, and was in Gallipoli at the time of his father's death.


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