Cyril was born in 1895, the second of five sons of William Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Grantham of Beverley.
He enlisted in the Army on 5 August 1914, serving as a Private in the Yorkshire Regiment and embarking for France in April 1915. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 27 March 1916. He transferred on 1 April 1918 to the newly formed Royal Air Force. Having survived the war, Cyril made his career in the RAF.
Cyril died aged 67, in Nottinghamshire in 1962.
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