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Forename(s): Cecil Oversby
Place of Birth: Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: Durham Light Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 1/7th Battalion
Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division
Date of Death: 1915-06-07
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: A. 67.
CWGC Cemetery: KORTRIJK (ST. JAN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Cecil Oversby Sayer (born 13 November 1884) was the son of John and Elizabeth Sayer, née Close. Both parents were born at Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland.
1891 Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland Census: Main Street - Cecil Oversby Sayer, aged 6 years, born Kirkby Stephen, son of John and Elizabeth Sayer.
1901 Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland Census: Main Street - Cecil O. Sayer, aged 16 years, born Kirkby Stephen, son of John and Elizabeth Sayer.
Cecil was married to Ethel Caroline Edwards in 1910.
1911 Hartley, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland Census: Cecil Oversby Sayer, aged 26 years, born Kirkby Stephen. [Cecil and his wife, Ethel, were visiting her sister, Hilda Marion and brother-in-law, Blendal Middleton Boyns.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Lt Cecil Oversby Sayer, 7th Durham Light Infantry. Theatre of War: (1) France. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 19 April 1915.
Cecil was a church bell ringer and is commemorated on the Roll of Honour of The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.
Cecil is commemorated on the Kirkby Stephen War Memorial.
Photograph © IWM (HU126219).
Data Source: Craven Herald Article
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Lieutenant Cecil Oversby SAYER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Durham Light Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division
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