George Cyril Crick.
|He is remembered at the Tyne Cot CWGC Cemetery on the Ypres Salient see photo.|
|SEPTEMBER 8TH 1917 - Second Lieutenant Cyril Crick Slain Second Lieutenant Cyril George Crick, Hunts Cyclists, attached Worcester Regiment, second son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. S. Crick, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, was killed in action on August 27th. The intelligence was conveyed in a telegram received on Friday, and the family have received many messages of sympathy in their great bereavement. Lt Crick was only 20 years of age, and was educated at Kings School, Peterborough, and Greshams School, Holt, and afterwards went to his father's business of Corn Merchant. He was granted a commission in the Hunts Cyclists on May 5th 1915, and a year later was attached to the Worcester Regiment, shortly afterwards proceeding to France. He was home on leave only three weeks ago, returning to the front on August 12th. A bonny, bright lad, he was like many more brave young men of the city who made the supreme sacrifice at the dawn of manhood. A memorial service was held at Peterborough Parish Church on Wednesday. The following letter has been received from L. Leonard Billen, Colonel Commanding Worcester Regiment: "Dear Mrs. Crick, 1 write to offer you my very sincere sympathy in the loss of your son, he had led his platoon into action, and most courageously tried to get them forward under very heavy machine gun fire. He was always ready to do anything for his men, in fact so much so that I had to speak to him at times for doing everything himself. 1 regret his loss very much and can only offer you the consolation that his death was a brave one, and he died instantly, please accept this short note of sympathy".|
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