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  • Photograph was published on 27th March 1915 in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
31 Jul 1891
London
Cyril Francis Burnand was born in 1891, he was the only son Charles Hubert a bank manager and Mary Tirzah Burnand, née Nelson of 1, Cavendish Square, London. Charles Hubert was born in 1861 at London, Mary Tirzah Nelson was born in 1869 at St Marylebone, they were married in 1890 at Kensington, they also had a daughter Monica Cecilia born 1898. In the 1911 census the family were living at 1 Cavendish Square, London, Charles Hubert 50 yrs is a bank manager, he is living with his wife Mary Tirzah 42 yrs and their tow children, Cyril Francis 19 yrs an under graduate at Cambridge and Monica Cecilia 13 yrs, also in the household are 7 servants.
After leaving Downside School in 1909 he went to Trinity College in Cambridge and once he had finished his degree he took an interest in railway engineering, and secured a position as a porter with the Midland Railway Company to start his career. Member Nottingham Rowing Club
11 Mar 1915
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1558505 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
1st Bn Grenadier Guards
Second Lieutenant Cyril Francis Burnand, served with the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. He landed in France on 17th December 1914 and was killed in action at Neuve Chapelle on 11th March 1915.His name is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial
A reported published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 17th March 1915 reads :- “KILLED AT NEUVE CHAPELLE. “A 'VARSITY “BLUE” WHO LIVED IN NOTTINGHAM. “Second-Lieut. Cyril Francis Burnand, of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, whose name is given in this morning's casualty list was killed action at Neuve Chapelle on the 11th inst., was a nephew of Mrs. Tinsley Lindley, of Nottingham, and grandson of Sir Francis Burnand, late editor of Punch. He received his commission on the 15th of August last. “The deceased officer, who was only 23 years of age, was educated at Downside School and Trinity College, Cambridge, and during his years at the Varsity was selected to represent Cambridge in the boat race in the year 1911. He was picked for the following year's crew, but was prevented from rowing by an attack of pneumonia. “At the outbreak of war Lieut. Burnand was working in the general superintendent’s department of the Midland Railway Company, being stationed in the control office in Nottingham, and living in the city.” A further report in the Nottingham Daily Express dated 18th March 1915 reads :- “The casualty lists yesterday [17th March 1915] contained the name of Second-Lieutenant C. Y. Burnand, of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. The young lieutenant, who was killed at Neuve Chapelle, was the grandson of Sir Francis Burnand (late editor of “Punch”) and a nephew of Mrs. Tinsley Lindley, of Nottingham. At the outbreak of war he was living in Nottingham, being employed in the control office of the Midland Railway Company in the city.” Another report was published on 20th March 1915 in the Thanet Advertiser :- “GRANDSON OF SIR FRANCIS BURNAND KILLED. “The long list published on Wednesday of gallant officers who have died on the field o honour included the name of Second Lieut. Cyril Francis Burnand. “The only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burnand, of 1, Cavendish-square, W., the young officer was a grandson of Sir Francis Burnand, for many years editor of Punch, of 18, Royal-crescent, West Cliff, Ramsgate. “Commissioned to the special reserve battalion of the Grenadier Guards in August last, Second Lieut. Burnand was killed in action at Neuve Chapelle.” All above reports are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph was published on 27th March 1915 in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Cyril Francis Burnand - Photograph was published on 27th March 1915 in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918