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Cheadle Staffordshire
Cyril was born in 1889, the son of Herbert Jarvis and Maria Jarvis nee Allcock. His father Herbert was born on 27 June 1852 in Checkley, Staffordshire, the son of John and Ann Jarvis. His mother Maria was born in Burton Joyce, Gedling, Nottinghamshire. Herbert and Maria were married in 1875 (Basford, Nottinghamshire, registration district). Both had died by the time of the 1911 Census so it is not known how many children they had altogether but nine were named on the census between 1881 and 1911: Edwin Herbert/Herbert Edwin (b. 4 September 1875, bap. 10 October 1875, Derby), Charles Thomas (b. 1877, Gedling), Ellen (b. 1879, baptised Norbury 16 February 1879), John Douglas (b. 1881, Staffordshire), Ernest (b. 1883, Uttoxeter registration district), Arthur Cecil (b. 1886, Denston), Cyril (b. 1889, Denston), Harriet Hilda (bap. 7 September 1892, St Chad, Derby), Lucy Catherine (bap. 31 March 1895 St Chad, Derby). Herbert was a coachman (domestic) and in 1881 he and Maria where living on Bag Lane, Norbury, Derbyshire, with their three children, Edwin (5), Charles (4) and Ellen (2). By 1891 the family was living at 313 Burton Road, Babington, Derby; Herbert (38) was still working as a coachman/groom. Five of their seven children were at home on the night of the census; Charles (14), John (10), Ernest (8), Arthur (5) and Cyril (2). Their eldest son, Edwin (15) was a house boy/domestic servant in the village of Marston Montgomery, Derbyshire, one of three servants employed in the household of four spinster sisters; Mary Ellen Webb (49), Lydia Ann (48), Alice Sarah (46) and Gertrude (40). By about November 1894 Edwin (19) was working as a carriage washer for the Midland Railway at Derby station. Maria Jarvis died in 1899 (O/N/D, Shardlow registration district) and in 1901 her widowed husband, Herbert, was living at 91 Randolph Road, Normanton, Derby, with six of his children: John Douglas (19) railway drayman, Ernest (18) railway office clerk, Arthur (15), Cyril (12), Harriet (8) and Lucy (6). Herbert's eldest daughter, Ellen, had married John Pollard in 1900 (A/M/J, Shardlow registration district) and had probably already left home. His son, Edwin, who had left home many years before, was also married in 1900 (A/M/J, Derby registration district) to Alice Emily Millband. Their father Herbert Jarvis died at the age of 52 in 1905 (J/A/S Derby registration district) and this meant that the family was dispersed as shown by the whereabouts of his nine children at the time of the 1911 Census. John Douglas married Hannah Woodhouse in 1907 (J/F/M Shardlow registration district) but sadly his wife died the following year in 1908. In 1911 the widowed John (29), a milkman for Brailsford Dairy, was living with his siblings Arthur (25) no occupation, and Lucy (16) a bookbinder, in the home of his childless married sister Ellen (32) and her husband John Pollard at 32 Lewis Street, Derby. Ernest (28) a railway clerk, was a boarder at 107 Meynell Street, Derby, in the household of a childless married couple, William Pollard (34 b. Derby) a drayman, and Sarah Elizabeth Pollard (31). Charles, a gardener, was a boarder at 103 Randolph Road, Derby, in the household of George and Kate Burten. Harriet is probably the Hilda Jarvis (18, b. abt 1893, Derby), who was working as a maidservant in the household of Joseph Nutt, an accountant, his wife Elizabeth and their four children at 111 Whitaker Road, Derby. Edwin (34), now a net examiner for the railway company, was living at 60 Silver Hill Road, Derby, with his wife Alice (34) and their four surviving children of five: Constance (9), Alfred (8), Edward (4) and Leslie (1). Also in the household was his widowed father-in-law, Thomas Millband (60), a fitter (loco depot). Cyril (22) a grocer's assistant, was living at 18 Hutton Street, Colwick Road, Nottingham, with his paternal uncle, John Jarvis (67, b. Staffordshire) a coachman (domestic), and his wife Martha (b. Edingley Nottinghamshire) a cook. John and Alice had three surviving children and one, their childless married daughter, Alice Robinson (34 b. Croydon, Surrey), a blouse hand, was living at home along with John and Alice's grandson Leonard Jarvis (17, b. Nottingham) a joiner/mechanic. John Jarvis predeceased his nephew Cyril. Of Cyril's siblings: Harriet married Alexander F Tharpe (sic) in 1918 (J/A/S, Shardlow registration district). Charles married Hannah Mansfield in 1920 (Burton, Staffordshire, registration district) and died on 16 October 1940. At the time of his death he and Hannah were living at 32 Harpur Avenue, Littleover, Derbyshire. Arthur, who in 1911 was not in work, died aged 35 in 1921 (J/F/M Shardlow registration district).
He was a grocer's assistant and was employed for 13 years by G Proctor of Colwick Road, Nottingham.
31 Jul 1917
1616129 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Nottinghamshire
2nd Bn Grenadier Guards
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 9 and 11). War Diary, Guards Division (piece 1215/1: 2 Bn Grenadier Guards (1915 Aug- 1919 Jan) From 30 July 1917 to 2 August 1917: ‘On the night of 30th July at about 10.30pm the Battalion moved from bivouacs in the forest area, 2.5 miles west of Elverdinghe to a field near Roussel Farm, about a mile nearer the front Line. Platoon guides and cookers had been sent forward under an officer and on arrival tea and run were issued to the men, who afterwards bivouacked by platoons in the open. The weather was fine and there was no shelling near the battalion during the night. Zero was fixed for 3.50am. Officers for the first time were dressed like the men. Battalion breakfasted at 3.0am. and at 4.0 am moved off by platoon blobs at 100 yardsinterval. The following officers being with the Battalion …The task assigned to the Battalion, together with the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, was the capture of the furthest objective allotted to the Division, a distance of about 2.5 miles from the Front Line .. interval, the following officers being with the Battalion’ There follows a detailed account of the operation which lasted until the ‘The Battalion was relieved the night of 2/3 August 1917. Officers: killed 1, DOW 1, wounded 2, slightly wounded remained on duty 2. Other ranks: killed 44, wounded 191, missing 15.slightly wounded but remained on duty 11, total 261 ORs.’
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 21 August 1917: ‘Jarvis. Killed in action July 31st Private Cyril Jarvis Grenadier Guards beloved nephew of Martha and the late John Jarvis of 18 Hutton Street, Sneinton. Thirteen years the trusted servant of G Proctor, Colwick Road.’ Cyril's sole legatee was his cousin, Alice Robertson, the married daughter of his paternal uncle John Jarvis and his wife Martha, with whom Cyril had lived. Probate: Jarvis Charles Thomas [brother] of 32 Harpur-avenue Littleover Derbyshire died 16 October 1940 Probate Nottingham 14 January to Hannah Jarvis widow. Effects £154 17s 4d.
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