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17811   Private James Corbett
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/06/1895
Died: 07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Summary      
James Corbett was a son of John and Eliza Corbett. He was born on 19th June 1895 in Dungannon. His father was a farm labourer. James was a linen weaver. Private Corbett was seriously wounded on the 1st July 1916 at the Battle of the Somme. He had been struck four times, two bullets in his body and had shrapnel wounds to his hand and knee. Private James Corbett was killed in action on 7th June 1917 during the opening phase of the Battle of Messines.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 22
CWGC Casualty 1607878
Summary      
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Second Presbyterian Cookstown Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 1 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 203
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Corbett family Lists James as age 6 living with the family at house 7 in Lurgacullion, Aghnahoe, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Corbett family Lists James as age 16 living with the family at house 2 in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown