CORNEY Frederick

Category: Military
Rank: Private
Regiment or Ship: Buffs (East Kent) Regiment; Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Service Number(s): 203237; 33950.
Occupation: Sign Writer and Painter
Date of Birth: 1868
Place of Birth: Brighton, Sussex
Date of Death: 04.10.1917
Place of Death: France Place of Burial / Memorials:

Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.

Address: Leigholme, 17 Colebrooke Road, Bexhill on Sea

Photos and newspaper articles

Family Information

Parents:          Eli Corney (1833-1892) and Frances Corney, nee Cooper-Martell, (1835-1919).

Siblings:         William (1859-1899); Charles (1860-1900); Kate Louisa (1871-1938); Henry Walter (1873-1916); Ellen Annie (1874-1938); Herbert George (1800-1944).

In 1899 Frederick married Jane Bay in the Islington area of London and when he died he left his estate of £1180.5s.6d to her.

First World War Experience

As Frederick’s Service Records did not survive we have no record of when he enlisted or his war service apart from the references that he was part of both The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment and the 1st/6th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

Frederick was listed as ‘Missing’ in October 1917 and his death was confirmed in May of the following year.  He was killed in France and Flanders and a memorial notice appeared in a local newspaper on 1st February 1919 stating: 

“Honouring Wesleyan Soldiers

Memorial Service at Bexhill

As a mark of respect the service at Sackville Road Wesleyan Church on Sunday evening took the form of a memorial to five members of the church and congregation who gave their lives in the war – Frederick Corney, Royal Warwickshire, one of the Stewards of the church.”

He was awarded both the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

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