Cyril Barton ALTHORP


ALTHORP, Cyril Barton

Service Number: 4129
Enlisted: 13 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 10th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Lower North Adelaide, South Australia, 2 March 1896
Home Town: Gilberton, Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: North Adelaide Public School and School of Design.
Occupation: Cabinet Maker
Died: Killed in Action, Bullecourt, France, 22 April 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Ecoust Military Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein
Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 23 Commemorated in North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, South Australia - Plot 3013-3014, Path 17 North.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, North Adelaide Public School Roll of Honor, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

13 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4129, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4129, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
22 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 4129, 10th Field Artillery Brigade
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Born 2 Mar 1896 in North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
(SA Birth Records 1842 - 1906 Book: 579 Page: 442 District: Ade.)

Father Arthur Althorp and Mother Rosa Althorp (nee Sainsbury), living at Collinswood, SA.

11/3/1911         Passed units into Senior Cadets
13/12/1912       Passed examination for 2nd Lieutenant.
28/3/1914         Entered into Citizen Forces

Described on enlisting as 19 years 5 months old; single; 5' 9 1/4" tall; 154 lbs;
medium complexion; brown eyes; dark hair; Baptist.

25/8/1915          Enlisted in Adelaide
                         Commanding Officer appointed Cyril to Base Infantry Depot, Adelaide

11/1/1916          Embarked from Adelaide onboard the HMAT A30 Borda

26/2/1916          transferred from 10th Battalion to 50th Battalion - Zeitoun

1/3/1916            To be Temporary Corporal - Tel-El-Kebir

14/3/1916          Taken on strength as Gunner in 24th Howitzer Brigade
                         posted to 111th Battery - Tel-El-Kebir

26/3/1916          to be Acting Bombadier - Tel-El-Kebir

18/4/1916          transfer to BAC - Serapeum

20/4/1916          Promoted to Corporal in 24th Howitzer Brigade

3/6/1916            Proceeded to join British Expeidtionary Forces, Alexandria on board HMT Elele
13/6/1916          Disembarked into Marseilles, France

17/8/1916          Reverted to Gunner, 24th Howitzer Brigade in the field, France

25/1/1917          Taken on stength of 10 FAB

22/4/1917          Killed in action

buried in:            Ecoust Military Cemetery, France
                          Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 23

Commemorated in his families gravesite in North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, South Australia
Plot 3013-3014, Path 17 North.

British War Medal (29349); Victory Medal (29167); Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (322845)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  1 October 2014.  Lest we forget.


Biography contributed by Nicholas Egan

Margaret Phillip

Club Historian Gilberton Amateur Swimming Club Inc.

Arthur was the second son of Arthur and Rosa Althorp. He was 21 years of age, and was killed in action in France on April 25 (Anzac Day). He went into camp in August, 1915 and left the Outer Harbor on January 11, 1916. Upon disembarkation in Egypt, Arthur joined the Howitzer Brigade, and later was transferred to the Field Artillery, 44th Battery, 24 th Brigade.


In 1917 he was transferred to the 39 th Battery, 10 th Brigade, where he was serving at the time of his death. Before enlisting, he was employed at the furniture manufacturing firm of Messrs A. Hepworth & Co., Adelaide. He was a member of the Young Men’s Guild at the Thompson Memorial Church, Gilberton and the Gilberton Swimming Club. The deceased was also honorary physical instructor at the Adelaide Y.M.C.A. and showed his manly disposition by the practical enthusiasm he manifested in all departments of sport.

Chronicle Adelaide Saturday 2 June 1917 p38