The Corbett One Name Study


These were additional items of information about those who appear elsewhere in these pages. All were compiled by Mr P Corbett, 34 Howdles Lane, Brownhill, Walsall, West Midlands, WS8 7PL
He is interested in the whereabouts of all Corbet (and variations of the spelling) medals and is willing to offer advice for anyone wishing to find out more about war deaths.

Pte Frederick Corbett VC - 3803 entitled to Egypt medal clasp. Tel-el-Kebir. Medals are now in the Royal Green Jackets Museum at Winchester.

Pte W Corbett 19675 K.S.L.I. Age 23 Killed in action: 14/7/1916. Enlisted Jan 1916 - to France June 16. Employed Randlay Brickyard. Educated Langley Council School.

Capt. Frank Corbett R.F.A. 2nd son of R C Corbett of Stableford, Bridgnorth. Brother of Colonel C Uvedale Corbett, R.H.A. and 2 L/T Geoffrey R Corbett 1st Battn. Grenadier Guards. Killed by sniper. Educated Connaught House, Weymouth and Laileybury College. Enlisted in Victoria Fusiliers on outbreak of war. Commissioned R.F.A. Dec 1914 - to France Sep 1915. Mentioned in dispatches 3 times.
Wounded April 1918.

Pte William Henry Corbett, K.S.L.I. son of Mr S Corbett, Upper Brook St, Oswestry. Left widow and 3 children. Joined July 1915, wounded at Loos 25/9/1915. (1st day of attack.) Previously head gardener to Mr A Williams, Wynn, Coedymean, Welshpool.

From Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

In Memory of J Corbett, Private 4170, 2nd Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt.) who died on Monday, 9th August 1915.
Commemorative Information: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave reference: Panel 39 and 41.
Location: Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin and Courtai, and bears the names of men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War. (Webmaster: He was from Sneinton, Notts.)

In Memory of C Corbett, Private 266118 1st/7th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt.) who died on Saturday, 1st July 1916, aged 19. (3677) Son of Mrs E Goy (formerly Corbett) of 22 Independent Hill, Nottingham.
Commemorative Information: Thiepval Memorial, Somme. France. Grave reference: Pier and Face 10C 10D and 11A
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, off the main Bapaume to Albert road. (D929)