William Henry Corfield

Manchester Regiment

Personal Details

Born:  24 January 1900 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the eldest of seven children born to William H H Corfield, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary Ann. He married Edna Coyne in 1926 in Wem, Shropshire, and together they had one child, William H. It is possible that William also had a stepson, William J Coyne.

Residence: In 1901 he lived with his parents and siblings at 128 Wrexham Road, Whitchurch. By 1911 the family had moved to 144 Wrexham Road. His address shown on his army service papers was 146 Wrexham Road. In 1939 he was living at 3 Havannah Terrace, Whitchurch; he died at Cloverfields Nursing Home in Chester Road, Whitchurch.

Employment: In 1918 he was a carter; in 1939 a county council roadman.

Died: In 1992, aged 92, in Whitchurch and was buried in Whitchurch Cemetery on 21 May 1992.

Military Details

Regiment: Manchester Regiment

Rank: Private

Service Number: 75447

Date of Enlistment: 16 January 1918

Date of Discharge: 13 March 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Medals and Awards: None awarded as William did not serve in the theatre of war.

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