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
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.