Cyril William Byas, RN

Born  23 Jun 1902

Photo probably taken on his CBE award date.


15 Jan 1922 A/S.Lt.
15 Sep 1922 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1924 Lt.
15 Apr 1932 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1936 Cdr.
30 Jun 1943 Capt.

Retired: 31 Dec 1950


8 Dec 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1951 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Cyril William Byas, RN

HMS Arbiter (D 31)Capt.Escort Carrier5 Sep 1945Nov 1945

Career information

Cyril William Byas was born in South Africa. He joined the Royal Navy at the age of 13.

When he retired in the 1950’s he migrated with his wife Pat to Rhodesia. He was killed shortly afterwards in a flying accident which was doing recreational aerobatics. His wife, Pat returned to the UK as she could not settle in Rhodesia and died there (information from a relative of his).

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