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WW1 Casualty: Private 59226 Joseph Corns -

Private 59226 Joseph Corns

Unit/Regiment South Lancashire Regiment
Date of Death 22/11/1920 Age at Death 22
Burial/Memorial Prescot Churchyard
Census Details 1911 census –
11 Sutherland Road was the home of David Corns, a 44 year old General Labourer, his wife of 21 years Elizabeth, and their children Peter (19), Margaret (14), Joseph (12), George (4) and Constance ( 2 months)
Research Ref. No. P059

Service Details

On 14th June 1917, Joseph Corns of 11, Sutherland Road, Whiston, nr Prescot, joined the army. He was initially allocated the number 59226 and assigned to the 107th Training Reserve, part of the South Lancashire Regiment, at Warrington. He was 19 years and 1 month old, and worked as a Labourer. His next of kin was listed as his father David of the same address.

Joseph undertook a medical on 23rd August 1917 which found him not to be fit enough for service, and then on 5th October 1917, his records show that he was discharged as no longer bring physically fit for war service. An additional note said that he was liable to be sent a notice in twelve months time asking him to attend for a further medical examination.

He was awarded a £52 gratuity by the Ministry of Pensions, noting that he was suffering from phthisis a form of Tuberculosis.

On Joseph's discharge papers, he noted that he had previously worked as a 'Van Mans Assistant' for Lyons & Sons, Confectioners, of Warrington Road, Prescot.

Also in October 1917, the Army Records office sent Joseph a series of forms for completion, and he wrote back on 6th October to acknowledge receipt.

Joseph died in November 1920 at The Sanatorium, Burnley, aged 22. He was buried at Prescot Churchyard on 27th November.

Joseph Corns death certificate

The burial register entry for Joseph Corns

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