See also

Cyril John HUNTRISS (1893-1916)



Individual Events and Attributes

  • Birth:

  • 9 Jan 1893

  • Bridlington

  • Death:

  • 1 Jul 1916 (age 23)


Individual Note

1901 Census- at school at Cambridge House, Flamborough Road, Bridlington with Harold


From "Baileys Magazine of sports and pastimes", 1916


"Leiutenat Cyril J Huntriss, East Yorkshire regiment, received his education at Uppingham, where he got into the football 15, the shooting 8 and the hockey 11"


Great War Histories

The 1st Battalion, the East Yorkshire Regiment


This summary of the battalion's day-to-day history covers the period from 25th June to 4th July 1916, when they were among the battalions making the initial assault in the Battle of Albert, the opening of the Battles of the Somme 1916.


Entry from auction catalogue:

128. World War One, first day of the Battle of the Somme MC, reverse engraved CYRIL JOHN HUNTRISS 1ST BATTN EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT SEP 6TH 1915, cased Cyril John Huntriss born in January 1893 and resided in Scarborough, Yorkshire educated at Uppingham School and served in France from 26 January 1915 with the 1st Battalion Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 1 January 1916 by FM Sir John French, Military Cross London Gazette, 6 September 1915, 'For conspicuous gallantry as Battalion Grenadier Officer on 9 August 1915 at HOOGE. He led four bombing parties up to the assault on the enemy's position with the greatest coolness and daring'. Killed in action First Day of the great Somme offensive 1 July 1916 an eyewitness of his B Company recalls 'on Saturday 1st July 1916 at 8am Captain Huntriss was killed when advancing from the British to the German trenches'. Aged 23, he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Estimate: 300-500



Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


Richard C Huntriss.


1901 Census.