Remembering Those Who Have Served

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O Valiant hearts, who to your glory came,
Through dust of conflict and through battle flame,
Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
Your memory hallowed in the land you loved.


Frederick A J Cory (1920-2009)

Frederick A J Cory
When Brenda Miller and her brother Colin Cory’s cousin, Pat Betts, wrote a 144 page book called “We Will Remember Them“, she discovered that eight names were missing from the Harpole war memorial. The Harpole Heritage Society had these names engraved on a brass plaque and a ceremony was held at 11.00am on 30th October 2004 to honour them. The Boys Brigade band played and the Veterans laid poppies. Brenda and Colin’s father, Frederick A J Cory, who in WW2 was in the Royal Navy, was chosen to take the salute at the ‘March Past’. It was the first time that he had worn his medals, and then it was only by special request and considerable persuasion!

Herbert Gladstone Cory (1898-1985) and his brother, Arthur Ernest Cory (1892-1957)

Arthur Ernest Cory of Harpole, Northamptonshire, was the father of Frederick A J Cory. He survived the Battle of Ypres in Belgium in the Great War. He was a batman to  Lieutenant Tuck of the Suffolk Regiment, and for his services to him received an engraved silver teapot. His brother, Herbert Gladstone Cory, enlisted in 1914, and on 14 April 1918 was reported missing. Herbert had been captured at Metteron, and with about 100 other prisoners was marched through France, Belgium and Holland until on 22 November 1918 they reached Maastricht where they were ‘freed’. The full story of Herbert’s long journey, including the poems he wrote longing for his home country was published in the newsletter. See Newsletters 19; 65;

Harpole’s WW1 Roll of Honour lists 4 men named Cory:

Frank Cecil Cory, age 35
Joseph Cory, age 32William G Cory, age 30
Walter G Cory, age 28

Each year the nation pays tribute at the Cenotaph and at War Memorials throughout the country to those who died in the Great War and others more recent.  We name here the Corys who died, but remember also those who returned home some bearing the effects on their bodies and minds for the rest of their lives.



John G Burrell-Corey (1899-1918) Soldiers Who Died in WW1
Name: John George BURRELL-COREY
Rank:                            PRIVATE
Birthplace:                  Edgefield
Place of residence:    South Shields                  Enlisted:                      South Shields
Reg. Corps etc.:
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Reg)
Battalion etc.:              1st Battalion.
Number:                      76780
Date died: 11 October 1918
How died: Killed in action
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Son of Joseph Burrell Corey & Anna Maria
Jackson  
Norfolk Tree A29:Erpingham

Name: William Maurice COREY    Rank: PRIVATE
Birthplace: Crowan, Cornwall
Place of residence: Trenear, Helston, Cornwall
Enlisted: Redruth, Cornwall
Reg, Corps etc.: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
Battalion etc.: 1st Bn.    Number: 31669    Age 22
Date died: 30 October 1916    How died: Killed in action
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Supplementary Notes: FORMERLY 3525, R. 1ST DEVON YEO.
Son of William Corey & Minnie Roberts: Crowan line

Name: Albert Richard CORY  Rank: LANCE CORPORAL
Regiment/Service:Rifle Brigade   Battalion: 5th Bn.   Service No:35008
Date of Death:19 January 1920   How died: Died (of wounds?)  Age:33
Cemetery: DEAL CEMETERY, Kent, England   Grave Reference 3. 185.
Son of Thomas Cory & Rebecca Dadd.  Husband of  Florence M Cory (née Carey), of 10, North St., Deal.   Kent line.

Name:    Allen James CORY  Rating:    TEL
Service     R.N.  Ship/unit:     HMS Queen Mary
Birth:   9  Oct 1897   Birth town     Norwich Birth county     Norfolk
Death year     1916 Death date     31  May 1916
Service number     J. 25262 (Ch)
Cause of death     Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action.
Cemetery     Body not recovered for burial  Location of grave     Not recorded
Son of Archie J Cory & Ellen Louise Ward The Beeches, Haynford, Norwich.
Norfolk Tree 31

Name: Arthur Frederick CORY   Rank: GUNNER
Birthplace: Not given  Place of residence: Penge, S.E. Enlisted: Woolwich
Regiment, Corps etc.:   Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery
Battalion etc: Not given   Number: 237619
Date died: 25 October 1918   How died: Died of wounds  Age: 31
Theatre of war: France & Flanders  Grave Reference A. 11.
Cemetery CAPELLE-BEAUDIGNIES ROAD CEMETERY, Northern France
Son of John Samuel & Caroline Cory : Ashwater, St Giles Heath Devon, and brother of John Henry Cory.  Both children of this marriage died in WW1.
Arthur married 1906 Minnie Matilda Ford and had 4 children by 1915
Devon

Name: Bernard Charles CORY    Rank: L/SGT
Birthplace: Kensington, Middlesex     Place of residence: Sidcup, Kent
Enlisted: Manchester     Regiment, Corps etc.: Manchester Regiment
Battalion etc.: 1/6th Battalion.    Number: 1184
Date died: 6 June 1915  How died: Killed in action   Age: 27
Theatre of war: Gallipoli     Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Son of Charles Henry Cory & Lydia Unity L Charlish
Norfolk Tree A14/22 Gt Yarmouth/Manchester Branch

Name: Bernard Horace CORY   Rank: PRIVATE
Birthplace: Not given   Place of residence: Wellingborough
Enlisted: Kettering    Reg, Corps etc.: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Reg)
Battalion etc.: 17th Battalion.   Number: G/68489
Date died: 18 April 1918   How died: Died of wounds  Age 20
Supplementary Notes: FORMERLY 33838, EAST SURREY.
Grave Reference VIII. P. 17.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, Souchez,  Pas de Calais, France
Son of  Robert & Ellen Cory.   Norfolk Tree A1/NR Heacham / Wellingborough

Name: Charles Samuel CORY  Rank: PRIVATE
Birthplace: Northampton   Place of residence: Not given
Enlisted: Northampton   Regiment, Corps etc.: Manchester Regiment
Battalion etc.: 16th Bn.   Number: 51010 0
Date died: 1 August 1917   How died: Died of wounds   Age 29
Theatre of war: France & Flanders  Grave Reference  XVI. G. 17.
Cemetery LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Supplementary Notes: FORMERLY G/86531, MIDDLESEX REGT.
Son of William Cory & Elizabeth Oxley married Emma Brazier 1913. Northants

Name: Charles Woolnough CORY  Rank: 2/LT
Regiment, Corps etc.: Suffolk Reg   Battalion etc.: 5th Battalion (Territorial)
Date died: 12 August 1915   How died: Killed in action   Age: 27
Panel Reference: Panel 46 and 47.
Memorial HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Son of Charles Page Cory & Grace Margaret Gross. Grandson of John Augustus Cory. Norfolk Tree A14/17 Great Yarmouth.

Name: Cyril Noel CORY   Rank: CAPT
Regiment, Corps etc.:   Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery
Battalion etc.: attd. Trench Mortar Bty.(ATT T M B)
Date died: 31 October 1916   How died: Killed in action   Age 26
Grave Reference II. A. 6.
Cemetery CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France
Son of Herbert Benyon Cory & Constance Stedall.
Devon West Putford/ Cardiff

Name: Edmund Quartermain CORY Rank:  2nd/ LT
Service number     –   Badge number     382605
Regiment/unit     3rd Reserve Regiment of Hussars
Badge date of issue     28  May 1918
Address:    Pinewood Sanatorium Wokingham Berkshire
Record set:     Silver War Badge Roll 1914-1920
Category:      De Ruvigny’s Roll Of Honour
Son of Rev Robert Frederick Cory & Eliza Mary Stokes.
Norfolk A13

Name: Ernest Albert CORY    Rank: PRIVATE
Birthplace: St. Peter’s, Norwich     Place of residence:
Enlisted: Norwich       Regiment, Corps etc.: Norfolk Regiment
Battalion etc.: 7th Battalion.        Number: 3/7804
Date died: 11 August 1916    How died: Killed in action    Age: 21
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Panel Reference Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France
Son of Robert Hardiment Cory & Anna Elizabeth Woods.
Norfolk Tree A31: Hainford/Marsham

Name: Frederick CORY  Rank: PRIVATE
Birthplace: Stratton, Cornwall   Place of residence: Stratton
Enlisted: Bude   Regiment, Corps etc.: Devonshire Regiment
Battalion etc.: 1/6th Bn (Territorials). Number: 266378
Date died: 24 March 1918   How died: Died   Age: 20
Theatre of war: Mesopotamia
Grave ReferenceI. H. 18. Cemetery BASRA WAR CEMETERY   Country:Iraq
Additional Information: Theatre of war: Mesopotamia
Son of Reuben Henry Cory & Betsy Ann Oke.
 Devon Tree: Pyworthy .

Name: Harry CORY   Rank: PRIVATE
Birthplace: Not given   Place of residence: Leeds
Enlisted: Leeds   Reg., Corps etc.: Prince of Wales’s Own (W Yorks)
Battalion etc.: 1/7th Battalion.   Number: 5015
Date died: 16 July 1916   How died: Died of wounds  Age: 23
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Panel Reference Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
Memorial THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France
Son of John Cory & Priscilla E Blackburn of Leeds.
Northants: Harpole/Bugbrook

Name: Horace CORY   Rank: PRIVATE
Birthplace: Southport, Lancs   Place of residence: Southport
Enlisted: Liverpool   Regiment, Corps etc.: Machine Gun Corps
Battalion etc.: (Infantry).   Number: 42344
Date died: 26 March 1918   How died: Killed in action   Age: 22
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Supplementary Notes: FORMERLY 34560, LIVERPOOL REGT.
Son of Horace Adolph Cory & Edith Whitehead.
Norfolk Tree A21: Gt Yarmouth

Name: John Fred CORY   Rank: L/SGT
Birthplace: London   Place of residence: Bow, Essex
Enlisted: Stratford, Essex   Regiment, Corps etc.: Royal Scots (Lothian Reg)
Battalion etc.: 2nd Battalion.   Number: 10721    Age: 21
Date died: 26 August 1914   How died: Killed in action
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Panel Reference: None given
Memorial LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France
Son of William Cory & Elizabeth Nightingale of Poplar, Middlesex. London

Name: John Henry CORY     RANK: A/SGT.
Birthplace: Battersea  Place of residence: Forest Hill
Enlisted: New Cross   Regiment, Corps etc.: Corps of Military Police
Battalion etc.: Mounted Branch.   Number: P/4609
Date died: 15 February 1919    How died: Died   Age: 35
Theatre of war: Home
Supplementary Notes: FORMERLY 5396, DRAGOONS OF THE LINE, M.M.
Grave Reference Screen Wall. D. 3205.
Cemetery: LADYWELL CEMETERY Country: London.
Son of John Samuel & Caroline Cory : Ashwater, St Giles Heath Devon. Husband of Martha E Ford, had 2 daughters, one was born in the summer of 1919. Brother of Arthur Frederick Cory.  Devon: St Giles Heath

Name: John Reginald CORY   Rank: PRIVATE
Birthplace: Brixton, Surrey   Place of residence: Mitcham, Surrey
Enlisted: Chesterfield, Derbyshire   Regiment, Corps etc.: Sherwood Foresters   (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
Battalion etc.: 9th Battalion.   Number: 70230
Date died: 3 October 1917   How died: Killed in action  Age: 31
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Panel Reference: Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Son of Joseph Ambrose Cory & Margaret Hopkins of Battersea. Devon:Calstock

Name: Robert Ashby CORY   Rank: PRIVATE
Birthplace: Harpole, Northants   Place of residence: Harpole, Northampton
Enlisted: Northampton   Reg., Corps etc.: King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry)
Battalion etc.: 5th Battalion.   Number: 20878
Date died: 22 August 1917   How died: Killed in action   Age: 22
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Supplementary Notes: FORMERLY 40080, SUFFOLK REGT.
Grave Reference: VI. H. 5.
Cemetery: HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY:West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Son of Sophia Richardson Cory & Alfred Edwin Ashby.
Northants Tree: C1 Harpole/ Bugbrook

Name: Samuel CORY   Rank: PRIVATE
Birthplace: Delamere, Cornwall   Place of residence: St. Teath, Cornwall
Enlisted: Camelford, Cornwall   Reg., Corps etc.: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
Battalion etc.: 7th Battalion.   Number: 23432
Date died: 11 August 1917   How died: Died   Age: 27
Theatre of war: Home   Grave Reference: Not given
Cemetery: DELABOLE (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall
Son of William Cory & Frances Edwards of St Teath, Cornwall. Brother to William John.  Devon: St Teath/ St Juilot

Name: William John CORY      Rank: PRIVATE
Service No: 21443      Regiment: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
Date of died: 11 September 1920       How died: Of war wounds  Age: 41
Grave Reference : Not given
Cemetery: DELABOLE (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall
Husband of Edith Annie Cory of 3, Railway Terrace, Delabole. Married in 1904; 3 children by 1911. Brother to Samuel. Devon: St Teath/ St Juilot             

William Richard Cory (1887-1917)Name: William Richard CORY  Rating: P.O.  R.N.
Ship unit: HMS Vanguard   Official number: 237154 (Ch)  Birth date/place: 8 March 1889. Canterbury, Kent.
Cause of death: Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action
Date of death: 09 July 1917
Location of grave: Body not recovered for burial
Son of Richard William Cory & Jane Bushell Baker.  Notified his sister, Nellie, Fernside. Middle Deal, Deal, Kent. See Newsletter 66

Name: William Roger CORY    Rank: PRIVATE
Service No:199261     Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 16th Bn.
Date of Death:19 October 1917  Age:  32
Grave Reference:  Screen Wall. 1. 1390.
Cemetery: NORTHAMPTON (BILLING ROAD) CEMETERY, Northamptonshire
Son of William Henry & Lucy Ann Cory, of 41, Kettering Rd., Northampton.
Northants: Ascote/Heyford

Name:     William Tucker CORY  Rank: MATE
Service     R.N.  Ship/unit:  HMS Invincible
Birth date     04 Oct 1889
Birth town    Lifton, Cornwall
Service number     –
Enrolment date:     15 February 1915
Date of Death: 31 May 1916
Theatre of war: Battle of Jutland 1916
Grave Reference: Plymouth Naval Memorial on The Hoe
Son of Eli Cory & Ann Tucker, husband of Elizabeth Reed of 22 Prince Morris Road, Mutley, Plymouth. Tree Lifton 2

Name: Wyndham Archibald CORY   Rank: PRIVATE
Birthplace: Not given    Place of residence: Torquay
Enlisted: Newton Abbot    Regiment, Corps etc.: Devonshire Regiment
Battalion etc.: 8th (Service) Bn.  Number: 205065
Date died: 4 October 1917   How died: Killed in action   Age: 34
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Son of Robert Cory & Lucy Doige of St Juliot, Cornwall.
Cornwall Tree 13 : Tresparett


World War 2

All Services

Name: Hugh Corey  Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
Service No: 1501806     01/07/1945     32     Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve    United Kingdom     4. D. 17.     HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY

Name: Andrew William CORY  Rank:  Gunner
Service No: 946126
Date of Death:  20 August 1943 Age: 24
Regiment/Service:  Royal Artillery 118 Field Regt.
Grave Reference:  B3. C. 17.
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery
Son of John Loombe Cory and Margaret Harriet Cory, of Bush Hill Park, Middlesex.

Name: ARTHUR BELLCHAMBERS CORY Rank: Corporal
Service No: 5885941
Date of Death: 25 November 1942 Age:  24
Regiment/Service:  Northamptonshire Regiment 5th Bn.
Cemetery: Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery  Grave Reference: 8. C. 16.
Son of Arthur Bellchambers Cory and Eva Martha Cory, of Kingsthorpe, Northampton.

Name: Derek John CORY  Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Date of Death: 09 April 1942  Age: 22
Regiment/Service:  Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve  H.M.S. Hollyhock.
Panel Reference:  Panel 71, Column 1.
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Son of Herbert William and Agnes Lilian Cory.

Name: Elizabeth Catherine CORY  Rank: Civilian
Date of Death:  24 September 1940  Age: 35
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead  Died at Stanfield House Shelter.
Reporting Authority: St. Marylebone, Metropolitan Borough
Née Elizabeth C Cardwell, wife of John Cory of 41 Stanfield House, Frampton Street. Two children died with their mother; their other children were: John F, 1924; Eric A, 1928; George F, 1931; Albert, 1933; Catherine M, 1935.

Name: Frederick CORY  Rank:  Lance Serjeant
Service No: 5779554
Date of Death: 15 February 1942  Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Royal Norfolk Regiment 6th Bn.
Panel Reference: Column 47. Memorial: Singapore Memorial

Name: Frederick CORY Rank: Gunner
Service No:   1775896
Date of Death: 22 November 1944  Age: 38
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery  67 H.A.A. Regt.
Grave Reference: 3. B. 21. Cemetery: Imphal War Cemetary
Son of Charles and Eleanor Cory; husband of Dorothy Eliza Cory, of Romford, Essex.

Name: Leslie CORY  Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service No:  D/KX 113788
Date of Death: 09 May 1941
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy  H.M.S. Foresight
Panel Reference: Panel 53, Column 3.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Name: Leslie Ernest Percy CORY Rank: Gunner
Service No:  2037960
Date of Death: 02 June1941  Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery 304 Bty., 27 Searchlight Regt
Awards: M M
Grave Reference:  7. D. 6. Cemetery: SUDA BAY WAR CEMETERY
Son of Ernest William and Alice Cory; husband of Joan Kathleen Cory, of Childwall, Liverpool.

Name: Leslie CORY Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service No:  D/KX 113788
Date of Death:  09 May 1941
Regiment/Service:  Royal Navy  H.M.S. Foresight
Panel Reference:  Panel 53, Column 3.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial

Name: Patricia CORY  Rank:   Civilian
Date of Death:   24 September 1940 Age:  2
Regiment/Service:  Civilian War Dead   Died at Stanfield House Shelter.
Reporting Authority:  St. Marylebone, Metropolitan Borough
Daughter of John Cory  and Elizabeth Catherine née Cardwell, 41 Stanfield House, Frampton Street.

Name: Percival Gordon CORY   Rank:  Flight Sergeant  Trade:  Pilot
Service No:  564105
Date of Death:  25 June 1940  Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force   254 Sqdn.
Grave Reference:    British Plot. G. 14.
Cemetery:    Haugesund (Rossebo) Var Frelsers Cemetery
Son of William and Amy Lucy Cory of Salisbury.

Name: Ronald William CORY Rank:  Civilian
Date of Death:  24 September 1940  Age: 13
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead  Died at Stanfield House Shelter.
Reporting Authority: St. Marylebone, Metropolitan Borough
Son of John & Elizabeth Catherine Cory of 41 Stanfield House, Frampton Street

Name:  Vyvyan Donald CORY  Rank: Civilian
Date of Death: 17/03/1941  Age:  34
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: Westminster City
(Sir); 3rd Baronet, B.A., Special Constable. Son of Gertrude Lady Cory, of 62 Albert Hall Mansions, and of the late Sir Herbert George Donald Cory, Bart. Injured 8 March 1941, at Cafe de Paris, Coventry Street; died at Charing Cross Hospital.

Name: William Ed CORY  Rank:  Petty Officer Stoker
Service No:  D/K21680
Date of Death: 18 May 1943  Age: 47
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy  H.M.S. Exeter
Grave Reference: Coll. grave 32. A. 1-13. Cemetery: Ambon War Cemetery
Son of William John and Amy Lucy Cory, of Plymouth; husband of Gladys Irene Cory and father of Frederick J Cory of Plymouth. Tree 16 Launcells


 

Articles about Corys  during war time can be found in the following Cory  Newsletters:

Aug.1999    19    Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919
Dec.1999    20    Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 Debt of Honour
Aug.2001    25    Indian Mutiny Medal
Aug.2002   28    My First Deep Sea Voyage
Dec.2004    35    Northampton Soldiers
Apr.2007    42    Wartime Memories of the Cory Family: Nancy L Cory
Dec.2007    44    My War: Sylvia Fry
Aug.2008   46    VC Awarded to Rescuer of Cory Marine
Dec.2008   47    A Tryst With Death Or An Open Door
Apr.2009   48    A Civil War Soldier: Roger Cory
Aug.2009   49    John Paul Cory of Bradwell, Norfolk
Aug.2010   52    The Discharge Papers of Chelsea Pensioners 1778-1874
Dec.2011    56    British and an Alien!
Apr.2014    63    Soldiers Who Died in WW1
Dec.2014    65    Herbert Gladstone Cory
Dec.2014    65    A Letter to a Brother
Dec.2014    65    Harpole’s WW1 Roll of Honour
Dec.2014    65    Arthur Ernest Cory (1892-1957)
Dec.2014    65    Memorial for John George Burrell-Corey
Dec.2014    65    H M S Bellerophon
Apr.2015    67    P O William Richard Cory & HMS Vanguard
Aug.2015    66    Awarded Medal for Gallantry (PC Geoffrey Thomas Cory)

 

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