TYERS Cecil Henry

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Cecil Henry Tyers was the eldest son of Arthur and Sarah Tyers of Glaston and was born there around 1898. Before the war he was a motor engineer and auxiliary postman. He joined the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) on 10 September 1915, and in the following March was transferred to the 14th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. He went out to the Western Front the first week in June 1916, and was killed very soon afterwards. He was in the trenches on the evening of the 21 June, when he was hit by a piece of rock thrown to a great height by a German mine explosion. George Phillips writes: "A youth of somewhat diminutive stature, he stood barely five feet - he was repeatedly rejected for Army Service on this account, but his patriotism was unfailing, and his determination to enlist met with success. He formerly belonged to the Rutland Volunteer Training Corps, and was very well known and much respected."  He was just 19 years old. He is buried in Vermelles British Cemetery in northern France. His gravestone is in the section of the cemetery on the other side of a small road, in an extension area, grave IV. B. 22. Cecil is also remembered on Glaston's war memorial.

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Thinking of you today Cecil and will try and visit your resting site next year.
By stevetyers on Wednesday 11th November '15 at 7:22pm

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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