Private Cyril Almond

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

3 May 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Farm worker


Mr Piggott, Chiltern Green

Service Number


Place of Birth

Chiltern Green
Nr Luton
United Kingdom

World War I Address

Chiltern Green
Nr Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 7th March 1918
Pte Cyril Almond

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.

Pte Cyril Almond

Author: Deejaya

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