Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
3 May 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Cyril Almond, 33161, 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, was killed in action in France on May 3rd, 1917. He was reported missing after the Battle of Arras, but it was nine anxious months before his parents at Chiltern Green received the official intimation of his death.
Born in 1897, the youngest son of Henry and Annie Almond, of Chiltern Green, near, Luton, he was employed on Mr Piggott's farm at Chiltern Green before enlisting in the Beds Regiment (5516) in October 1915. He went to France in December 1916 and was transferred to the Leicesters in the field. He was in France only five months before he met his death.
Cyril's older brother, L-Cpl Percy Almond (King's Liverpool Regiment) was wounded in October 1917 and was in hospital in France suffering from trench fever at the time of his brother's death.
Cyril is commemorated on the Perry Green Baptist Church War Memorial.