World War I
William Henry Corby

William Henry Corby came was born in Newport, Essex and enlisted in the 2nd Battalion, Leicester Regt when at Stratford. His service number was 8485. It may seem strange to the casual observer that he enlisted in Stratford when he lived in South Hornchurch and ended up in the Leicester Regt
All that can be said here is that often the answer lay in the attestation papers, which were the forms they signed at the time of enlisting. As you may know, some 60% were destroyed in the Blitz in 1940. The rest are on microfilm at the PRO in Kew.
As for William there is no age at time of death, relatives or next of kin. The Commonwealth War Graves asked for information, but if none was forthcoming then that was it and this is all we have to go on.
As for William there is no age at time of death, relatives or next of kin. The Commonwealth War Graves asked for information, but if none was forthcoming then that was it and this is all we have to go on. William died in action on the Western Front 13th March 1915, he has no known grave and is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. It serves the area enclosed on the North by the river Lys and a line drawn from Estaires to Fournes, and on the South by the old Southern boundary of the First Army about Grenay; and it covers the period from the arrival of the II Corps in Flanders in 1914 to the eve of the Battle of Loos.
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