Royal Warwickshire. 03 December 1917

Cyril Attwood was the son of Major Louis and Minnie Eliza Attwood of 1 Vales Street, Amblecote. He attended Wollaston school and had been a chorister at Wollaston church. He was employed as a glass cutter in Birmingham before he enlisted in the Warwicks. He served in the 2/5th Battalion in the 61st (2nd South Midland Division) and probably joined them on the Western Front for the Third Battle of Ypres in August 1917. They were in reserve for the Battle of Cambrai which opened on the 20th Novembe and entered the front line after the remarkable success of the first day of the battle in order to halt a possible enemy counter-attack. The German attack of the 30th was far more powerful than anticipated and in a long struggle around the small village of La Vacquerie the Warwicks suffered many casualties. Among them was Private Cyril Attwood who was 19 years of age and is commemorated on the Cambrai, Amblecote and Amblecote church Memorials.

Commemorated at:

Amblecote War Memorial Arch

Amblecote War Memorial Arch

STOURBRIDGE FOOTBALL AND CRICKET CLUB Amblecote Dudley West Midlands England, DY8 4HN

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