1. Grave:Mory Abbey Military CemeteryIV.C.20. Pas-de-Calais

Awards & Titles:


Early Life :

Cyril was born in London, the second son of Charles James and Mary Gwyer. They moved, later, to Eywood Titley, Herefordshire.

He married Constance Francis Monckton at Cannock, Staffordshire in 1914, and they had a son Geoffrey. She lived at Somerford House, Brewood, Stafford which belonged to the Monckton family from 1779 until the present day.

Education & Career :

He was educated at Winchester and was up at Christ Church from 1904 until 1909.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.:  

Action : France & Flanders 

France & Flanders covers all the dates and corresponding locations which are outside the official battle nomenclature dates on the Western Front. Therefore the actions in which these men died could be considered 'normal' trench duty - the daily attrition losses which were an everyday fact of duty on the Western Front.

Detail :

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. He joined the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment on 27 September 1914 as a 2nd Lieutenant, but transferred to the Grenadier Guards by the time of his death.

Probate: GWYER Cyril of Eywood Titley Herefordshire lieutenant Grenadier Guards died 27 August 1918 in France Probate London 11 November to Constance Frances Gwyer widow and Charles Backhouse Downman esquire. Effects £10346 0s. 1d.

Buried at Mory Abbey Military Cemetery Plot IV C 20.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo University No. 357 E.C.Oxfordshire

24th November 1908
26th January 1909
9th March 1909

Initiated 1908 whilst graduate of Christ Church College, Oxford University. Resigned 20th May, 1912, which is more than likely the reason for non-inclusion on the 1921 or 1940 rolls of honour.

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