Cyril Isaac Munt

  • Cyril and Margaret Munt in later years

Baptised in St Mary's Church on 2 October 1898, a son of Isaac and Florence Munt, and so a brother of Andrew Munt. In 1901 the family were living on Bell Lane; in 1911, still on Bell Lane, Cyril was shown as stepson of the then head of the household, Thomas Harding, age 32, farm labourer, who had married the widowed Florence. Cyril went to school in Wheatley and went on to work for the Council Highways Department, including on the then new A 40 road. He married Margaret Dennis and they lived on London Road. He died on 2 February 1976 and was buried in St Mary's churchyard.

He signed his Attestation papers in Winchester on 8 September 1914. He is said to have lied about his age on enlisting. He joined the Somerset Light Infantry Regiment with the Regimental No. 28689. On 15 January 1915 he was appointed Acting Cpl. and on 27 March was promoted Cpl. Fifteen months later he was promoted Sergeant. He fought on the Somme and returned to England with a war pension. He later attended at Buckingham Palace to receive the British Empire Medal, a fact confirmed on his headstone.

He lived at 3 Bell Lane.

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