Commemorated: on the family grave at St Day Road Cemetery, Redruth
Cesil (on other documentation it is spelt 'Cecil' so the different spelling is either a mistake or fits with family practice) is remembered on the family grave here, having died just after the end of the First World War while serving in Salonika, Greece. The family must have been relatively wealthy, as they lived in a fairly ornate house in the West End of Redruth, called Trengweath, according to the 1911 census.
Cecil died of Influenza in the 18th Station Field Hospital, aged 23, while a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps. The poor conditions along this front-line are described by Jan Morris in the final volume of her Pax Britannica trilogy, 'Farewell the Trumpets'. Cesil was interred at Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery in Greece.
The 'Spanish Flu' pandemic of 1918 infected up to 500 million people, and killed around 20 million. The story of the epidemic is described in 'Pale Rider' by Laura Spinney: well worth a read.
We can deliver flowers, or another token of remembrance, to the family grave of Cecil Carbis on your behalf: