Cyril Crofton Blackburne Tew


1871 Sep 26 Born Aldershot.

1891 Jan 17. Second Lieutenant Cyril Crofton Blackburne Tew, from the 3rd Battalion, the York and Lancaster Regiment, to be Second Lieutenant, vice H. F.B. Champain, seconded.

1892 Aug 3. Promoted Lt

1899 Mar 29 Promoted Captain

1900 Jan 30 Served in South Africa : Took part in the Relief of Ladysmith; Operations of the 5 to 7 February 1900 and the action at Vaal Kranz; Operations on Tugela Heights, 14 to 27 February and the action at Pieters Hill on 27 February 1900, during which he was severely wounded:

1902 Dec 2. Married

1903 Jan 7. Invalided to England and placed on Retired Pay: Served with Reserve of Officers as Major and Adjutant of 3rd.Battalion, East Surrey Regiment:

1903 Jan 7. 3rd Battalion, the Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), Captain Cyril Crofton Blackburne Tew (retired pay), late the Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), to be Captain.

1909 Dec 19. Leaves his wife

1911 census Living in Kensington

1912 Jul 27. E Surr. R.— Maj. C. C. B. Tew resigns his commn., and is granted permission to retain his rank and wear the prescribed uniform.

1913 Jul 3. His wife divorced him

1916 Nov 20. The undermentioned to be temp. Capts.: — Cyril C. B. Tew, late Maj., E. Surr. R., Spec. Res.,'- whilst empld. in a Record Office.

1921 Apr 1. Relinquishes commission

1934 Married Matilda Candler

1935 Oct 21. Died



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