WW1 research group

WF Corby

As part of the centenary commemoration of the start of World War 1 in 2014, a group came together to research the story behind the individuals from Corby Glen who lost their lives in the war – 24 in all.

Each will be remembered by an article published in the Link and on this website around the centenary of their death.

To help you follow their story over the next four years the map shows the Western Front in northern France and Belgium where 22 of the men died. The other two died in Gallipoli and in Palestine. A full list is given below.

Men from Corby Glen who died in WW1

George Martin died in Gallipoli on 4 June 1915. Fred Adcock died in Palestine on 30 Aug 1917.

The other 22 men died on the Western Front; the numbers correspond to those on the map.
Map keySurnameForenameDate of death
1HoughtonFred 1 Nov 1914
2HillJohn 26 Dec 1914
3MatsellClaude22 Jan 1915
4MartinGeorge 4 Jun 1915
5LinfordTom 16 Jun 1915
6TaylorAlfred 28 Jul 1915
7TownsendCharles 19 Apr 1916
8HoughtonAlfred 1 Jul 1916
9AbbottLionel 14 Jul 1916
10StantonThomas 27 Jul 1916
11ClarkErnest 5 Sep 1916
12WassFrancis 14 Sep 1916
13ClarkEdward 5 Nov 1916
14MatsellUrban 9 Apr 1917
15BurnettAlbert 10 Apr 1917
16CocksFred 13 Apr 1917
17TownsendThomas 23 Apr 1917
18PinderGeorge 8 Jun 1917
19AdcockFred 30 Aug 1917
20CupittWilliam 16 Sep 1917
21WatsonArthur 26 Sep 1917
22ParkerWilliam 12 Oct 1917
23DawsonErnest 29 Oct 1917
24PalmerCyril 31 Mar 1918