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 WW1George 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 key||Surname||Forename||Date of death|
|1||Houghton||Fred||1 Nov 1914|
|2||Hill||John||26 Dec 1914|
|3||Matsell||Claude||22 Jan 1915|
|4||Martin||George||4 Jun 1915|
|5||Linford||Tom||16 Jun 1915|
|6||Taylor||Alfred||28 Jul 1915|
|7||Townsend||Charles||19 Apr 1916|
|8||Houghton||Alfred||1 Jul 1916|
|9||Abbott||Lionel||14 Jul 1916|
|10||Stanton||Thomas||27 Jul 1916|
|11||Clark||Ernest||5 Sep 1916|
|12||Wass||Francis||14 Sep 1916|
|13||Clark||Edward||5 Nov 1916|
|14||Matsell||Urban||9 Apr 1917|
|15||Burnett||Albert||10 Apr 1917|
|16||Cocks||Fred||13 Apr 1917|
|17||Townsend||Thomas||23 Apr 1917|
|18||Pinder||George||8 Jun 1917|
|19||Adcock||Fred||30 Aug 1917|
|20||Cupitt||William||16 Sep 1917|
|21||Watson||Arthur||26 Sep 1917|
|22||Parker||William||12 Oct 1917|
|23||Dawson||Ernest||29 Oct 1917|
|24||Palmer||Cyril||31 Mar 1918|