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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


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Cpl 17180 Arthur William Stanley Cork

  • Age: 26
  • From: Sanctona, India
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • D.O.W Wednesday 18th October 1916
  • Commemorated at: Dartmoor Cem, Becordel-becourt
    Panel Ref: II.D.80

Arthur William Stanley Cork was born on the 10th June, 1890 in Sanctona, India and baptised on the 24th august, 1890 in India. He was residing in Hanley, Staffordshire and was the son of Frederick Lawrence and Jane Cork. He was educated from 1902 at Hanley Higher Grade Board School (Boys) School.

 

The 1901 Census shows the family living at Cinderhill House, Lonton, Stoke upon Trent.

The Father Frederick Lawrence (Senior) is aged 55, born 1856 and is an unemployed Colliery Manager and was born in Audley, Staffordshire. His wife Maria is aged 55, born 1856 in Audley, Staffordshire. They had six children, Frederick (Junior), born 1886, Frank, born 1887, Harry, born 1889, Arthur, born 1891, Herbert, born 1892, and Winifred6, born 1895. They also have Elizabeth Prince a Domestic Servant aged 22, born 1889 in Cheadle, Staffordshire also living at the address.

He enlisted on the 3rd September, 1914 in Liverpool and was aged 24 years and 60 days. He gave his occupation as a Clerk. He was 5 foot, three inches tall, weighed 126lbs, had a fresh complexion, brown eyes, had dark hair and gave his religion as Church of England. He had previously served with Civil Service Rifles, London and the 5th North Staffs.

01.11.15: Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal.

07.11.15: Embarked for France.

01.02.16: Appointed Lance-Corporal taken on pay of rank.

18.05.16: Attached to 30th Division Grenade School.

02.07.16: Appointed acting Corporal.

06.07.16: Wounded in action with gunshot wound to his left knee.

07.07.16: Hospital Wimereux.

08.07.16: 1 Con Depot Bolougne.

10.07.16: Confirmed in rank of Corporal.

11.07.16: Discharge to Base Depot, Etaples.

12.07.16: Joined Battalion from Base Depot.

28.08.16: from 03.09.15 entitled to Proficiency Pay

 

 

 

 He was serving in the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Corporal No 17180 when he died of wounds on the 18th October 1916 aged 25 during the Battle of the Transloy Ridges which was part of the ongoing Somme Offensive

He now lies in Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becort, France.

He is also commemorated on the Old Hanliensians WW1 war Memorial.

We currently have no further information on Arthur William Stanley Corkr, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Probate for Arthur was on the 8th June, 1917 and Administration with will was to Winifred Dorothy Cork (his sister a spinster) of £203 19s and 2d.

His personal possessions were also returned to his sister Winifred, and consisted of 2 discs, 1 wallet, 1 diary, 1 pen knife, map, 1 cap badge, 1Tobacco Pouch, letters, photo’s and cards.








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