Cyril Lawson Cole

Biography of Cyril Lawson Cole

Cyril Lawson Cole graduated from the University of Glasgow BSc 1913.

He was born on 10th October 1892 in Cirencestershire, Gloucestershire, to Catherine Martha Cole (nèe White) and William Henry Cole, who owned a bacon curing firm. Before coming to the University he was educated at Morton Hall, Worcestershire, and Marlborough College. He first matriculated at the University in 1910 and studied subjects such as Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics. Cole graduated on 21st April 1913 and began an apprenticeship at Fairfields Shipbuilding Yards, Glasgow.

In 1914 Cyril signed up to the newly formed 2/5th Gloucestershire Regiment and was promoted to Officer the next year. You can see Cyril Lawson Cole’s entry on the WW1 Roll of Honour here.

Cyril died of bronchial pneumonia, contracted during the influenza epidemic, on 14th March 1919 after returning to France to help with demobilisation.


Cyril Lawson Cole
Born 10 October 1892.
Died 14 March 1919.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: BSc, 1913;
Additional Information: The Three Uncles: The Cole Brothers in the Great War, by T. L. Blackman, ISBN 978-1-909300-23-1
Record last updated: 22nd Sep 2016

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