ALCOCK Cecil John
Regiment : C Company 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers
Service number : PS2409
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 27th July 1916 aged 26
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 8C 9A and 16A.
Relatives : Son of Joseph and Mary Alcock, 290 Wylds Lane, Worcester
Memorial : Worcester Guildhall
Also appears on : Worcester Royal Grammar School. Worcester St Matthew's Church.
The birth of Cecil John Alcock is registered in the September Quarter 1889 under the Birmingham Registration District.
36 Nelson Road, Worcester
Joseph Alcock, head, age 42, Relieving Officer, born Great Budge, Staffordshire
Mary Jane Alcock, wife, age 40, Born Birmingham, Warwickshire
Oscar F.J. Alcock, son, age 12, Schoolchildren, born Lichfield, Staffordshire
Cecil J. Alcock, son, age 11, Schoolchildren, born Birmingham, Warwickshire
Mabel M. Alcock, daughter, age 8, Schoolchildren, born Birmingham, Warwickshire
Hilda M. Alcock, age 5, daughter, Schoolchildren, born Birmingham, Warwickshire
Cecil Alcock attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1902 to 1905. He was a talented pianist and was awarded a language prize at the school for his German. He spent some time in Germany prior to the war in order to improve his fluency in the language.
Source for Worcester Royal Grammar School information: In Dedication to a Future World By Mark Rogers, 1999.
Cecil Alcock was born on 22nd August 1889, he enlisted on 14th November 1915.
A photograph of Lance Corporal C.J. Alcock can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 26th August 1916, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Cecil Alcock has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.