Moss-Blundell, Cyril Bertram

Born in Serembam in Malaysia, he was the youngest son of A S Moss-Blundell of Englefield Green and his wife, Grace. His brother, Leonard Arthur Blundell Moss-Blundell, was also in the school from 1898-1903. He came to Winchester from Langley Place, Slough and was a School prefect in his final year. He won the King’s Gold Medal for Latin Verse and the Warden and Fellows’ Prize for Latin Essay. He played for two years in College VI, was a skilful draughtsman and excelled in caricature. He went up to New College, Oxford, with a Scholarship in 1910, and got a First in Classics. He won distinction in the Hertford Scholarship examination in 1912, and made a special study of Classical Archaeology.

Early in 1914 he was appointed a student at the British School at Athens, but on the outbreak of war he volunteered and obtained a commission in 14th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (14DLI), in 64 Brigade of 21st Division. He fell in action on 26th September 1915 on the front between Loos and Chalk Pit Wood, during a disastrous and chaotic day for the British army. Moss-Blundell’s battalion alone lost 17 officers and 220 men killed, wounded or missing that day.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Moss-Blundell
  • Forenames or initials: Cyril Bertram
  • House: College
  • Years in School: 1904-1910
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
  • Date of Birth: 12th April 1891
  • Date of Death: 26th September 1915
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer C5
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on Panels 106 and 107 of the LOOS MEMORIAL