war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


L/10486 - Cyril Streat – East Kent Regiment - The Buffs.

Cyril Streat.
Date of birth. 27th May 1897.
Age 18 years - 1 Month
Occ. Farm Labourer.
Next of kin Elizabeth Streat, 64, Clarendon Street, Dover (Mother).
Enlisted 10th June 1915 at Canterbury.
The Buffs D. Attested Pte. 10/6/15.
8th Posted 19/5/16.
Died in action 21/3/18.
B.E.F. France, Pte. 21/3/18.
Home. 10/6/15 to 18/5/16.
B.E.F. France 19/5/16 to 21/3/18.
Father of Soldier, William Streat, 64, Clarendon Street, Dover.
Mother, Elizabeth E. address as above.
Brother, William Streat, age 28, 17, St. James Lane, Dover.
Sister, Florrie, 64, Clarendon Street, Dover.
(Also a sister, Nellie Annie, born 1889. His parents' headstone at St. James, shows he had a sister (Edith Rose), who died in 1919, age 9 years)
To Mrs Streat.
64, Clarendon Street,
Dear Madam,
In accordance with your request of recent date, I beg to forward the Military Medal awarded to the late No. 10486, Pte. Cyril Streat (M.M.) 7th Battalion “The Buffs” which was published in the London Gazette of 12th March 1917.
Kindly sign the form of receipt set out below and return immediately. A stamped addressed envelope is enclosed for the purpose.
I regret you are unable to attend a ceremony for the presentation of the Medal.
I remain,
Yours Faithfully. i/c No. 2 Infantry Records.

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