Chaplyn, C E
CYRIL EDWARD CHAPLYN
Remembered with honour Pozieres Memorial: Panel 51 and 52.
He attested in the Territorial Force for 4 years’ service in the U.K. 29 November 1915 at Dukes Road, London W.C. Private 5474 28th (County of London) Battalion London Regiment (Artists’ Rifles): 27, 5’5″ tall, of Hatfield, Herts. He served at Home 29 November 1915 to 20 April 1916, and with the B.E.F. 21 April 1916 to 24 February 1917, embarking Southampton 21 April 1916 arriving Rouen the next day. He was discharged in consequence of appointment to a commission with the 10th Battalion Essex Regiment 25 February 1917. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action at Hangard Wood during the German Spring Offensive on the Somme.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Cyril in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 25 May 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 26 April 1919.
Son of William Edward and the late Beatrice Mary (nee CONQUEST) CHAPLYN; husband of Annie Louisa (nee RAYMENT) CHAPLYN of Watford.
His parents married 16 April 1884 at St Michael’s, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts. Beatrice died 29 May 1907 in Greenwich, London, aged 47, and was buried 1 June in Ladywell Cemetery, London.
Cyril was born 14 October 1888 in Diss, Norfolk, and baptised there 3 May 1889. He married 1917 in the Watford district; they had one child. Annie never remarried and died 1953 in the Harrow, Middx, district aged 67.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Diss, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he lived in Greenwich, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a bank clerk aged 22, he was a boarder in Hertford.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)