Twining, Cecil Francis Harvey


War Service:
Captain CECIL FRANCIS HARVEY TWINING of 1st battalion Hampshire Regiment was killed near Ypres on 3 May 1915.
He joined the 3rd battalion of the Hampshires from the militia in 1905 and was Gazetted lieutenant in November 1909 and captain in September 1914. He transferred to the 1st battalion while they were on the Aisne and was wounded in a night attack at Messines on 1 November 1914. After convalescence he returned to the battalion on 29 March 1915.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at the Private Banks Cricket and Athletic Club in Catford.

He was the eldest son of Herbert Twining of 48, Ennismore Gardens, South Kensington, London. As well as interests in tea and coffee the Twining family were bankers and Twinings Bank eventually became part of Lloyds. Cecil Twining started work at the Law Courts branch of Lloyds in 1909. He was educated at Hazelwood, Limpsfield and Eton. On 6 April 1910 he married Dorothy Elizabeth Charrington at St Clement Danes in the Strand.

The Times
British Banking History Society

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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