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22 Jul 1897
Nottingham
Cyril Evers Blurton was born on 22nd July 1897 and was the son of Dr John Frederick a medical practitioner and Mrs Phoebe Blurton née Evers of 11 Radcliffe Road West Bridgford, Nottingham. His father John Frederick was born in 1862 and his mother Phoebe Evers was born in 1866, both were born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire. They were married in the town in 1890. They went on to have 3 children all of whom were born in Nottingham, Gilbert b1892, Isabel b1892 and Cyril Evers b1897. In the 1911 census the family are living at 11 Radcliffe Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, and are shown as John Frederick 49 yrs a medical practitioner, he is living with his wife Phoebe 45 yrs and two of their children Isabel 19 yrs and Cyril 13 yrs a scholar. Also living at the address are two servants, Helen Chamberlain 26 yrs a cook and Maggie Bradly 20 yrs a housemaid. His elder brother Gilbert, who died in 1931 in an accident, also predeceased his parents.
He was educated at Waverly School, Nottingham, Sedburgh and Sandhurst Military Academy.
22 Oct 1917
20
845266 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Commissioned into the Sherwood Foresters on 27 October 1916, he entered France in December 1916. Serving with the 1st Battalion, he was attached to the 15th Battalion in February 1917. With them he was listed as missing, later revised to killed in action at the Houthulst Forest, 22 October 1917, aged 20 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
Family headstone, Nottingham Southern Cemetery. Inscription: Cyril Evers Blurton, born July 22nd 1897, killed at Passchendale, 22nd Oct 1917. 'He sleeps beyond England's foam'. Article published on 2nd November 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “LIEUT. C. BLURTON. “Second-Lieutenant Cyril E. Blurton, younger son of Dr. Blurton, Radcliffe-road, West Bridgford, has been missing since October 22nd. He is 20 years of age and was educated at Waverley School, Nottingham, Ledberg School, and Sandhurst. He received his commission in the Sherwood Foresters just over 12 months ago and went out to France in December. He was slightly wounded a little more than two months since. His brother Gilbert is a surgeon probationer in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and was in the Jutland battle, in which he had a miraculous escape.” Death notice published 15th May 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- BLURTON. – Missing on October 22nd ast, now from evidence received known to be killed in action on that date, Second-Lieut. Cyril E. Blurton, aged 20, younger son of Dr. and Mrs. Blurton, West Bridgford.” His brother Surgeon-Probationer Gilbert Blurton, R.N.V.R., survived the sinking of H.M.S. Tipperary at Jutland on 1st June 1916. Picked up by a Dutch trawler, he was interned in Holland, news of which was published locally, together with his photograph, on 5th June 1916. An article published in the Dundee Courier on 8th September 1931 :- Gilbert Blurton died in an accident, apparently whilst testing a piece of medical equipment, in 1931. “DOCTOR'S FATAL EXPERIMENT. “Asphyxiated While Trying Anaesthetic Apparatus. “Dr Gilbert Blurton, a well-known Nottingham medical man, has been asphyxiated while experimenting with a new form of oxygen gas mask. “He was conducting the experiments alone in a bedroom in his surgery at Radcliffe Road, Nottingham. “A maidservant, who heard no sound of him for long time, went to the room, and found him dead. Near him was new apparatus for administering oxygen and gas which he had been testing. “Dr Blurton was a keen experimentalist in everything connected with his profession," stated his brother-in-law, “and was experimenting with new anaesthetic apparatus he had just received when, we presume, something went wrong." “His father, Dr J. F. Lee Blurton, with whom he was in practice, is hurrying back from Scotland. “Dr Gilbert Blurton, although he had not fully qualified the time, served as a surgeon at the Battle of Jutland, and was in a destroyer sunk by enemy shell fire. “He was thrown into the sea and swam about for some hours until he was picked by a passing Dutch vessel and taken to Holland. There was kept for some time before he was able to return to England. “Dr Blurton, who was 39 years of age, had been house surgeon of Bradford Royal Infirmary, ear and throat house surgeon of Birmingham General Hospital, and obstetric and ophthalmic house surgeon of Queen's Hospital, Birmingham. “He took his M.B. and B.S. degrees London University in 1920, after having qualified M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. 1918.” Above articles are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Cyril Evers Burton -
  • Family headstone, Nottingham Southern Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Cyril Evers Blurton - Family headstone, Nottingham Southern Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Family headstone, Nottingham Southern Cemetery.  Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Cyril Evers Blurton - Family headstone, Nottingham Southern Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Gilbert Burton  - Photograph of his brother Dr Gilbert Burton, published on 5th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Gilbert Blurton - Gilbert Burton - Photograph of his brother Dr Gilbert Burton, published on 5th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918