Cecil Tyler

Name

Cecil Tyler

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

14/08/1916
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
22868
Bedfordshire Regiment
7th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES
II. D. 5.
France

UK Memorials

All Saints Church, Datchworth
Roll of Honour, All Saints Church, Datchworth
Not currently aware of any Burnham Green memorials

Pre War

Cecil was born in 1897 at Datchworth, the son of William and Dinah Tyler of Burnham Green, Welwyn, Herts. In 1901 he was living with parents and his father is described as a woodman. In 1911 were living at Burnham Green, and his father is a dealer in firewood.

Wartime Service

Cecil enlisted at Hertford into the Bedfordshire Refit. He is recorded as 7th Bn. but there were no casualties recorded on 14th August 1916 in this Bn, but 3 ORs were killed on 15th, near Armentieres (where he is buried), probably by shelling, so perhaps that is the correct date.

Additional Information

Possibly related to Albert Tyler (QV).

Acknowledgments

June Colegrove, Adrian Pitts, Pat Bird