9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.