Charles Cornell


Died on 27/1/1918 aged 32. He was Corporal 8112 3rd Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment. Born at Ashdon, Essex and enlisted at Saffron Waldron. He was the son of Philip and Martha Cornell of Ashdon, Saffron Waldron; husband of Elizabeth Fanny Cornell of Church Street, Burham, Rochester. Charles is buried at Cliffe (St. Helen) Churchyard, East of Church.

He is commemorated on the Ashdon village war memorial ( shown as Sergeant) and on the war memorial in the church at Ashdon. 

From the regimental magazine for the East Yorkshire Regiment ‘The Snapper’ –
“Granted 1st Good Conduct Badge ‘E’ Coy, 2nd Bn. 31st January 1907. Draft from 1st Bn. to 2nd Bn. 26th Febuary 1907. 2nd Bn. 2nd Class shot, 15th April 1907. 2nd Bn. proceeded to England by Hired Transport ‘Dongola’, leaving Bombay 20th February 1908 invalided. 3rd Bn. awarded 2nd Class Certificate of Education 30th September 1912. 1st Bn. posted wounded January 1915”.


Cliffe (St Helens) Churchyard


Ashdon Village War Memorial

Ashdon Church Memorial













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