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29 Jan 1893
Bridlington, Yorks
William Huntriss had been born into a successful farming family. In 1881 he was living in Whitwell, Derbyshire being a farmer of 200 acres. In 1883 he married Charlotte Elizabeth Gyles from Elksley, the marriage being registered at Retford. They had three children, all boys, the first being William (died in military service 23/10/1918) who was born in 1887 at Whitwell. The family appeared to move from Whitwell as by 1890 a second son, Harold Edward (killed in action 17/7/1915) was born to them while living at East Markham, Nottinghamshire, their residence being Markham Hall. They employed two domestic servants and William senior was living on his own means as he does for the rest of his life. Their third son, Cyril John Huntriss was born on 21 January 1893 at Bridlington. By 1901, William and Charlotte was living at Highfield House, Lound on their own (except for two servants) as their three boys were all boarders in private schools, William at Penrith, Cumberland and Harold and Cyril both attending at Cambridge House, Flamborough Road, Bridlington. In 1911 William and Charlotte lived in Mattersey Hall, Bawtry and one year later, William died age 63. In 1911, William was a solicitor living alone at 2 Albert Promenade, Halifax. Harold joined the army and was a second Lieutenant in the Bedfordshire Regiment stationed at Maida Barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot. Cyril was still at Uppingham School.
01 Jul 1916
794555 - CWGC Website
  • MC MC Military Cross
  • MD MD Mentioned in Despatches
1st Bn East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own)
Cyril John Huntriss was a Captain in the East Yorkshire Regiment and was killed in action aged 23 on 1st July 1916. He had previously been awarded the Military Cross and Mentioned in Despatches. At Hooge, Belgium, he had, `led four bombing parties up to the assault on the enemy’s position with the greatest coolness and daring.’ He was mentioned in despatches by Field Marshal Sir John French in January 1916. Commmorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France
Research by Colin Dannatt
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