A soldier of the Royal Inninskilling Fusiliers.

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by maridove, May 14, 2013.

  1. maridove

    maridove New Member

    I am writing in hopes someone may recognize any of these soldiers . This photo (and another) and some letters from a young soldier here named Michael Corken of Clydebank are in my possession as they were sent to a relative now deceased.

    Mick as he called himself was stationed in India around 1937-39 and was looking forward to going home but sadly WW2 broke out and he ended up dying at aged 24 in Burma. I have other details to share if asked for.

    I do not know which soldier he is as he did not mark the photo. Hope someone else may know a loved one here.
    Mary
     

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  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Hi Mary,

    I cannot help with identifying anyone from the wonderful photograph you have posted, but I do have a list for the Inniskillings missing or lost in Burma during WW2.

    Michael features on page 4 of the list, see attached. I doubt this tells you anything new, but sonething else to put inti your records.

    Steve
     

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  3. CL1

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

    Hello Maridove

    please post any further information you have perhaps forum members can assist.



    CORKEN, MICHAEL

    Rank:

    Fusilier

    Service No:

    3187698

    Date of Death:

    08/04/1943

    Age:

    26

    Regiment/Service:

    Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers



    1st Bn.

    Panel Reference

    Face 11.

    Memorial

    RANGOON MEMORIAL

    Additional Information:
    Son of Hugh and Bridget Corken, of Parkhall, Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire.
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2507674/CORKEN,%20MICHAEL

    regards
    Clive
     
  4. maridove

    maridove New Member

    Thank you Clive and Steve for your input. I appreciate your help. I already have this info. you sent Clive and the only other thing I know of him is gleaned from his letters. I am away from home at this time for the next two weeks so I shall write in again when I have another look at them. Your age for him was correct he was 26 but I put it down as 24. I will send in the other photo too.
    Mary
     
  5. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    I have a little more information for you from Ancestry, from UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945, database:



    Name:

    Michael Corken

    Given Initials:

    M

    Rank:

    Fusilier

    Death Date:

    8 Apr 1943

    Number:

    3187698

    Birth Place:

    Dumbarton

    Residence:

    Glasgow

    Regiment at Enlistment:

    King's Own Scottish Borderers

    Branch at Enlistment:

    Infantry

    Theatre of War:

    Burma

    Regiment at Death:

    Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

    Branch at Death:

    Infantry

    Received the (Palestine) General Service Medal and Clasp, from the UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949, database:



    Name:

    M Corken

    Campaign or Service:

    Palestine

    Service Date:

    1936-1939

    Service Location:

    Palestine

    Regiment or Unit Name:

    1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers

    Regimental Number:

    3187698


    Mark
     
  6. maridove

    maridove New Member

    Thank you Mark
     
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  7. maridove

    maridove New Member

    I just want to let you all know that I finally found a nephew of Michael Corken and this was through posting his info to a website in Clydebank where he was born . Many thanks for all your help on this board and for the details of his army service. I am so glad I can now send his letters and photos to a member of his family where they now belong.
     
  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    That's a great outcome for you Mary, pleased for you and well done.

    Steve
     

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