Remembering Today 22/9/42 Serjeant:Harry Corless,779862,159 Bty., 53 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Serjeant CORLESS, HARRY
    Service Number 779862

    Died 22/09/1942

    Aged 42

    159 Bty., 53 Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Royal Artillery

    Son of Henry and Alice Corless; husband of Dorothy Corless, of Bath, Somerset.
  2. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Member

    779862 CORLESS Harry Sgt. 158 Battery 53rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery
    Born : 3rd May 1904 ? Haydock, Lancashire
    Enlisted in Sheffield 26th March 1928 for 3/9 years
    Transfered to the Army Reserve 25th March 1931
    Re-enlisted in the 1st L.A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery 3rd July 1939
    Died of wounds accidently inflicted 22nd September 1942 Age 38

    Also killed in the same accident :

    1529756 THURLEY Ronald Howard L/Bdr. 159 Bty., 53 Lt. A.A. Regt. Age 28
    Born : 1913 Garrington, Oxford

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  3. Tricky Dicky

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    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Harry Corless
    Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1931
    Registration district: Bath
    Inferred County: Somerset
    Spouse: Dorothy May
    Volume Number: 5c
    Page Number: 1256

    The problem then is finding his birth. So using his parents information and the fact he was born in Haydock area I came up with a result in the 1911 census but its for a Henry Corless who was named after this father

    Name: Henry Corless
    Age in 1911: 10
    Estimated birth year: abt 1901
    Relation to Head: Son
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: Earlstown, Lancashire, England
    Civil Parish: Haydock
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    County/Island: Lancashire
    Country: England
    Street address: 150 Station Road Haydock
    Marital Status: Single
    Occupation: School
    Registration district: Warrington
    Registration District Number: 459
    Sub-registration district: Newton in Makerfield
    ED, institution, or vessel: 3
    Piece: 23104
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Henry Corless 50
    Alice Corless 45
    Peter Corless 21
    Edward Corless 19
    James Corless 17
    Deborah Corless 14
    Emmanuel Corless 13
    Henry Corless 10
    Alice Corless 7
    Auther Wolfe 25
    Jane Wolfe 25

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  4. Tricky Dicky

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    Looks as though his father was actually William Henry Corless

    England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973
    Name: William Henry Corless
    Gender: Male
    Age: 23
    Birth Date: 1861
    Marriage Date: 8 Mar 1884
    Marriage Place: Upholland, Lancashire, England
    Father: Richard Corless
    Spouse: Alice Farrimond
    FHL Film Number: 1657546
    Reference ID: en 52 p 26

    So perhaps they have both slightly adapted their names with time, one from William Henry to just Henry and the son from Henry to Harry

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  5. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Member

    That's him TD, born Earlstown. I wonder why he would give his age at enlstment as four years younger?

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  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Why change his name from William Henry to Harry ??


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