Cyril Edgar Baldrey (1898–1918), Private (271192) in the 7th (Service) Battalion the Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action at Villers-Bretonneux (Somme, northern France) on 24 April 1918, aged 19. His death is commemorated by a headstone in the Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux, as well as in this family grave.

Cyril Edgar Baldrey was born in 1898 in Cambridge. He was the youngest of the eleven children of Charles William and Alice Baldrey (née Brown). Cyril was killed in action at Villers-Bretonneux (Somme, northern France) on 24 April 1918, aged 19. This battle was over a small town, which was first captured by the Germans and then retaken at night by the Allies. It involved 770 Australian troops as well as British Empire soldiers, and it was strategically important as the first battle in which two tank forces confronted one another. Cyril was entitled to both the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. His death is commemorated by a headstone in the Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux, as well as in this family grave.

(See download for newspaper report that he was missing.)
Baldrey-CIP-report

Baldrey grave
Baldrey grave

 

 

Lat Lon : 52.20171, 0.1371628 – click here for location

Parish : St Andrew the Less

See family grave page for more information

 

 

 

Sources:
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
BMD
England & Wales National Probate Calendar, 1858–1966

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Cyril Edgar Baldrey