Cyril was a merry and popular Dragon. He was in the School XI, and only just missed getting his XV colours. In 1912 he won a prize for a capital Illustrated Diary of the Holidays. At Repton (Mr. Woodward’s House) he got house-caps for cricket and football, and played the big drum in the School Band.
In 1917 he joined the Royal Navy Air Service and was trained at Crystal Palace and afterwards at Vendome. Here, after a certain number of flights, he was attached to the Squadron with which he met his end as Flight Sub-Lieutenant. He was only 19 when he was killed whilst flying on the 15th March 1918, and was buried next day in the Town Cemetery, Dunkirk.
The Squadron-Commander writes:
‘He was always so full of life and pluck that it was a joy to be with him, and the example he set will stimulate all who knew him. He joined on Jan. 17th and he proved himself to be a very capable officer and good pilot.’