History & Architecture,  WW1 Memorials

Remembering the Fallen of the Great War – Cyril Patrick Pryce Yearsley

Cyril Patrick Pryce Yearsley

Private :: Montgomeryshire Yeomanry

Died :: 8th January 1920 :: UK

The memorial in the churchyard reads:

Also Cyril their son {Charles and Lizzie Elenor Pryce Yearsley

Who died January 8th 1920

Aged 19 years

‘Abide with me’

Cyril was born in 1900 in Welshpool. He was baptised on 11th April 1900. His parents were Charles and Lizzie Elenor Pryce Yearsley. His father Charles was a Solicitor and a partner with Gilbert Davies Solicitors, Severn Street.

The family lived at 25 Severn Street (where Cadwalader’s Accountants is today).

25 Severn Street

By 1911 the family were living at Bryntirion, Salop Road.

Bryntirion, Salop Road

Cyril enlisted with the 3rd Battalion of the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry which trained and supplied men for general service on the East Coast.

There is little information available on Cyril’s military service. He was living at 6 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth when he died on 8th January 1920. It is possible he was suffering with respiratory problems and was there for the sea air.

He is buried here at Christ Church.

‘Abide with me’

Cyril’s story is on display at Christ Church as part of the ‘Remembering the Fallen of the Great War at Christ Church’ exhibition.

Previously published stories of WW1 memorials here at Christ Church can be seen here.