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Cyril Charles Henry

Born:
14 Tammuz 5653 (28 June 1893)
Died:
18 Tishri 5676 (26 September 1915)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
HEN7235
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
14 Tammuz 5653 (28 June 1893)

Death

Date of death:
18 Tishri 5676 (26 September 1915)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Battle of Loos
Burial place:
Loos Memorial Panel 64A

Places

Addresses

Parents' home:
1 Porchester Gate

Synagogues

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Mentioned on the Westminster War Memorial & Westminster Book of Rememberance.

http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1343

On the 26th Sept. 1915 the 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment launched an attack on a quarry which was about 200 yards west of the communications trench "St. Elie Avenue". Some 800 yards further to the west was the village of Cité St. Elie. At nightfall after the attack it was reported that half the battalion had fallen some 13 officers and more than 300 other ranks had been killed or wounded. 4 of the officers were reported as killed and 9 officers reported wounded - initially Lieut. Cyril Charles Henry was one of those reported wounded as he was missing. He was later reported on the 29th September 1915 to be assumed killed as his body was never found.

JC Obit P10, 14 April 1916

Lieut. Cyril Charles Henry was born In London on June 28th 1893, and was the only child of Sir Charles S. Henry, Bart.., MP., and Lady Henry. He was educated at Harrow and subsequently abroad. At the outbreak of the war he was a Second-Lieut, in the 4th Hussars and was attached to the 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regt. in April, 1915; He was reported “wounded and missing" in the action at Loos on September 26th, and it is now learnt 'that he was killed by machine-gun fire on the night of that date. Sir Charles Henry has received a letter from Col. Lambton, his late son's Commanding Officer, who; after giving details of the sad occurrence, writes “From the position in which your son's body was found, there is no doubt that he was right in front of the battalion leading his men in true British style. I was very fond of Cyril; he was so impulsive and generous by nature and was a fine officer and one whose loss I have felt very deeply . I can only offer you as a consolation that he died in the path of duty and gave his life to his country. The part that the battalion took in the attack in Loos will ever remain an honourable page in the history of this regiment and had far more important influence than the bald dispatch indicates,"

Family

Parents

Mother: Julia Lewisohn (female)

Military Record

Date discharged/death:
26 September 1915
Rank at discharge/death:
Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
Worcester Regt
Battalion/unit:
2nd Bttn.
Campaigns:
Battle of Loos
Regiment:
Queen's Own Hussars
Battalion/unit:
4th Bttn

Roll of Honour

C. C. HENRY, 26 September 1915

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Lieutenant
Date of Death:
26/09/1915
Age:
Regiment / service:
attd. 2nd Bn., Worcestershire Regiment
Cemetery:
Grave reference:
Panel 64 and 65.
Additional information:

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