Cecil Peel Floyd (1881-1919)

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Biography

He was born in 1881, the son of John Peel Floyd of Netherthong.

He married Gladys May Carter, daughter of Harold Mark Carter of Leeds, at the Savoy Chapel in London on 5 February 1908. The couple had two sons:

  • Gerald Peel Floyd (1909-1971)
  • Cecil Mark Floyd (1912-1995)[1]

He was working as a woollen manufacture at the outbreak of the First World War and was residing on Murray Road, Huddersfield. He enlisted into the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, but was transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was discharged in December 1917, "being no longer physically fit for war service" due to suffering from tuberculosis. His service record described him as being a "sober and well behaved man".

He died in 1919.

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  1. Born 23 May 1912.