Blows, Cyril Sidney George

2nd Lieutenant / 1st/4th Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

Died on 09 September 1916

Cyril Blows was the son of George and Elizabeth Blows.  He was born and brought up in Holborn, Central London but the family home moved to Leigh-on-Sea.  His father was a Police Constable and there were three children in the family.

He joined the 1st/4th Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) and was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in February 1915. He served in multiple theatres, including the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli and was present at its evacuation in 1916. He served in Egypt for four months and was then in France at The Battle of the Somme at which he died near Guillemont on 9 September 1916.  His body was never recovered.

Cyril Blows is also commemorated on the County Borough of Southend Roll of Honour, Prittlewell Priory Refectory, Southend along with fellow Old Blue, George Gilson.

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