The information displayed here is at the time of death.
Cecil joined the Durham Light Infantry, 12th Battalion at the rank of Second Lieutenant on 7th August, 1915.
Cecil was killed in action on 21st September 1916 at the Battle of the Somme.
Cecil is buried in the Contalmaison Chateau Cemetery, close to the site of the Somme battlefields.
Plaque to the fallen at Dilston Road Methodist Church, Arthur's Hill.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The War Graves Photographic Project
Newcastle University Archives (The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919, Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929)
North East War Memorials Project
UK Census Records (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
WWI Service Records 1914 - 1920 (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
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