1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

John Cyril Caley

Contributed by: Douglas Finch, on 2008-11-05

John Cyril Caley
First Name John Cyril
Surname Caley
Year of Birth 1898
Year of Death 1916
Regiment London Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Blackheath, Greater London

John Cyril's Story

Cyril joined the army at the age of sixteen after lying about his age

Cyril was devoted to his parents and brothers, he wrote home frequently fom his basic training in Suffolk to his service in France, the letters we still have in our possession. He died on 1st July 1916 at Gommecourt. His family never got over their loss.

Other memories

Alison (Gt Grand Neice) 2008-11-10

Cyril (as he was known) was orginally going to be a stretcher bearer, but became a bomber for the Somme Offensive at Gommecourt. He is buried at British Cemetery no2 at Hebuterne, Gommecourt.

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