Pope, Cyril Montagu

Lieutenant / Worcester Regiment

1888 - 1914

He was the son of Reginald Barrett Pope of Brighton and came to Winchester from Temple Grove School. He was appointed a School Prefect in 1906 and the year after won the Duncan Prize for Reading.  He was a member of College XV and shot for Wimbledon VIII. In 1907, he went up to Brasenose College, Oxford, holding in succession a Hulme Exhibition and a Senior Hulme Scholarship, and took his degree with Second Classes in Classics and Jurisprudence (B.A. and B.C.L.). On leaving the University, he was articled to his father's firm and was in the second year of his articles when war broke out.

He had some years previously obtained a commission in the 5th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, and in 1913 was transferred to the Special Reserve Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment. He went to the front in August 1914 with the 2nd Worcesters and took part in the Retreat from Mons and the Battles of the Marne and Aisne. He fell at Polygon Wood on October 24th 1914, leading a charge.

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