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Obituary & Biography notice from "The Times" newspaper, London, England, October 2, 1916 (copied from original issue at hand here)...page 12, 3rd column:
"SECOND LIEUTENANT CECIL PELHAM TOWNEND, London Regiment, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Townend, of "Stanmore," St. Mary's-road, Canonbury, died on September 24 of wounds received the previous day. He was in the service of the London County and Westminster Bank (Limited) and on the outbreak of war at once volunteered for active service with the H.A.C., of which regiment he was a member. He proceeded to France with the 1st Battalion and returned wounded in November, 1914. In December, 1915, he received his commission, serving with his regiment until he fell. His commanding officer writes :-" Your son's death was a very great blow to me and all my officers.... He behaved with the greatest gallantry, leading the advance through a narrow gap in the enemy wire in the face of heavy bombing.... When your son came to this battalion I saw from the first that he was a thoroughly reliable officer and a good soldier."
(*I'm not related, but hope this may help)
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