Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 7th October 1896, Hooton, Cheshire.

Died: 22nd January 1919; age: 22; Killed in a flying accident at Aero Experimental Station, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.

Occupation: Farmer.

Commissioned into the Royal Flying Corps.

Rank: Lieutenant.

Regiment: Royal Air Force.


Medals Awarded: Air Force Cross – gazetted posthumously 3rd June 1919 – “In recognition of distinguished services rendered during the war”


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1901   Manorial Road, Neston cum Parkgate, Cheshire.


Cecil was 4 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Arthur Cecil Blain, 39, a Cotton Broker – employer, born Seaforth, Lancashire.

Kathleen Mary Blain, 23, born Halton, Cheshire.

Arthur Henry Blain, 2, born Hooton, Cheshire.


monthly nurse




Cecil attended Loretto School, Scotland from 1910 to 1913. He was a Corporal in their O.T.U.


After leaving Loretto School he took up farming in South Africa, but returned to England when war broke out.


Cecil, a Farmer, of Moonside, Neston, Cheshire, gained his Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificate on the 14th January 1916. Certificate taken on a Maurice Farman Biplane, at Military School, Ruislip.


Posted to the Aero Experimental Station at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.


Probate to Kathleen Mary Blain (wife of Arthur Cecil Blain).


Soldiers’ Effects to Stanislaus Delancey Ronayne Conion, Esq.


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