Cyril is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

Photograph courtesy of Charlotte.


Born: 7th September 1917, 12, Holywells Road, Ipswich.

Died: 30th April 1945; age 30; Died of Wounds at Lüneburg Heath.

Relatives Notified – 15th May 1945.

Residence: 9, Double Row, Choppington, Northumberland.

Attestation Location: Ipswich; date:  6th April 1933; Religion: CofE. Signed up for 9 years with the Colours and 3 years with the Reserves. Height: 5ft 2 1/2ins, dark complexion, blue eyes & light brown hair.


Rank: Warrant Officer Class II; Service Number: 2819219.

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany’s), 7th Battalion.15th (Scottish) Division


Grave Reference:


Hamburg Cemetery,



Father: John Balaam, born February 1887, Ipswich. A radiator assembler.

Mother: Edith Mary Balaam (nee Betts), born June 1892, Hadleigh, Suffolk.


In 1942, Northumberland, Cyril married Margaret Robinson. They had 1 daughter.

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