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Captain Cyprian Henry Benson Slocock, 3rd Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infan

Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1918, Captain Cyprian Henry Benson Slocock, 3rd Battalion (attached to 2nd Battalion), the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, died after being wounded during the fighting on the Western Front.

He had been transferred to the Boulogne Hospital after receiving grievous injuries during the First Battle of the Somme, but sadly he could not be saved.

The younger son of the Rector of Mottisfont, he attended Radley College and Oxford before applying for a commission, inspired by his older brother to serve in the Great War. (His brother, Lieutenant Lancelot Slocock, an international rugby player, had been killed in action on the Somme in August of 1916.)

Captain Slocock is buried in the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Department du Pas de Calais, Nord Pas-de-Calais in France. Both he and his brother are commemorated on a plaque on the west wall of the nave of Frieth Church where their father was the first rector.

Cyprian, from Mottisfont in Hampshire, was 21 years old.

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