Were, Cyril Narramore


He was the elder son of the Right Reverend Edward Ashe Were, Bishop of Stafford (Assistant Master, 1870-1880, then Bishop of Derby), and Julia Were (daughter of Thomas Miller). He was the brother of Edward Julian Were (C1902-1907). He came to Winchester from Dr. West’s school at Bournemouth. He played in OTH XV in 1899 and stood on Dress for OTH VI. He went to Christ Church, Oxford in 1900, and took his degree in 1903. He then went to the Bishop’s Hostel in Farnham before being ordained in 1904. After three years as Curate of Bramshott, he moved in 1907 to be Rector of Samford Brett, and then to be Curate of Addlestone. On August 1st 1907 he married Miss Mildred Gladys Tripp, of 14 Christchurch Road, Reading, and on his death left one son. After seven years of parish work, he was appointed Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Lichfield in 1911. In 1914 he went to Southwark to become Domestic Chaplain to Dr. Burge, the Bishop of Southwark and formerly Headmaster of Winchester College.

Towards the end of 1917 he was attached to 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. At the beginning of 1918 the battalion was at Lynde, near Ypres, from where it moved on January 6th to the support trenches in the Clapham Junction-Bodmin Copse area near Polderhoek. Were died of natural causes on January 8th 1918: he was found dead in bed, at the age of only thirty-six. It is possible he was the victim of gas poisoning. He was buried in grave II.D.53 of the Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Were
  • Forenames or initials: Cyril Narramore
  • House: B
  • Years in School: 1895-1900
  • Rank: Chaplain to the Forces
  • Regiment: NA
  • Date of Birth: 6th July 1881
  • Date of Death: 8th January 1918
  • How Died: Natural Causes
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A5
  • Decoration: Rifle Brigade
  • Burial Site: OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL: Grave II. D. 53