Cyril Page lived at 32 Gordon Road, Wanstead. He was born in 1899 and after growing up in London’s East End moved to Wanstead with his family. Cyril was probably conscripted into the army in August 1917, shortly after his 18th birthday. He was killed in action in France on 1 September 1918, during the final bloody Allied offensive of the war.
Cyril’s sister, Hilda, kept a collection of papers, objects and photographs relating to Cyril’s military experience. After her death, these were then given to Redbridge Museum and they offer a powerful record of a family’s personal loss.