72690 Anthony John Julian CORY-WRIGHT, 181 Field Regiment Royal Artillery

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    Captain CORY-WRIGHT, ANTHONY JOHN JULIAN
    Service Number 72690
    Died 26/06/1944
    Aged 27
    181 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
    Son of Geoffrey and Felicity Cory-Wright; husband of Susan Esterel Cory-Wright, of Catfield, Norfolk.
    His brother Jonathan Francis Cory-Wright also died on service.
    INSCRIPTION: ALL OUR LOVE. VIRGINIA, JULIET, RICHARD AND SUSAN
    Buried at TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY
    Location: Calvados, France
    Number of casualties: 1143
    Cemetery/memorial reference: II. G. 11.
    See cemetery plan
     
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    2nd Lt. A.J.J. CORY-WRIGHT 86th (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment Royal Artillery T.A. September 1939
     
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    Who was Captain Cory-Wright?
    He was born during the Battle of the Somme and died during the Normandy campaign.

    Born in 1916 and brought up in at a boarding school in Surrey, Captain Anthony John Julian Cory-Wright spent many summers at the family home in Brancaster.

    He went to Eton before enrolling as an articled clerk with London-based auditors Deloitte, Plender, Griffiths&Co, which encouraged staff to join the Territorial Army, leading to his enlistment into the Hertfordshire Yeomanry.

    During the war he avoided being posted abroad through luck – until 1944 when he took part in the Allied Forces’ invasion of German-occupied France. He was killed by shell as his team moved on foot towards St Mauvieu.


    Cory-Wright baronets - Wikipedia
    The present Baronet is the son of Captain Anthony John Julian Cory-Wright (1916–1944) and Susan Esterel Elwes. Captain Cory-Wright was the eldest son of Sir Geoffrey Cory-Wright, the 3rd Baronet Cory-Wright.[2] Captain Cory-Wright was killed in action on 26 June 1944, aged 27, at Saint-Manvieu, Normandy in France, when the present Baronet was only six months old.[3] His mother remarried, in 1949, to Lt.-Col. Jocelyn Eustace Gurney.[2]
    50088 Jocelyn Eustace GURNEY, DSO, MC & Bar, Welsh Guards
     
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    Personal Number: 72690
    Rank: Captain
    Name: Anthony John Julian CORY-WRIGHT
    Unit: Hertfordshire Yeomanry & Royal Artillery

    London Gazette : 17 August 1937
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34427/page/5268/data.pdf
    TERRITORIAL ARMY.
    86th (E. Anglian) (Herts. Yeo.) Fd. Bde—
    Anthony John Julian CORY-WRIGHT (late Cadet Under-Offr., Eton Coll. Contgt., Jun. Div., O.T.C.) to be 2nd Lt. 18th Aug. 1937
     

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