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William Corbett  W. Corbett        Sherwood Foresters - Notts &  Derby cap badge

Corbett Memorial     Corbett Memorial

Surname Corbett
Forename/s William
Rank Private
Service Number 13304
DOB 1892 in Tupton
Date & place of death/details 18/4/1918. Aged 26.
Killed in action by shellfire.
Regiment & Unit 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment)
Service details Gallipoli, Egypt. France & Flanders.
Military Awards? Recommended for Military Medal.
Married?               Children?  
Any photographs? Derbyshire Times
7/4/1917 (page 4) when wounded & 4/5/1918 (page 4)
Derbyshire Times & Derbyshire Courier Obituaries. Derbyshire Times Obituary
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Parents names Mr David & Mrs Martha Corbett.
Parents address 9, New Close Terrace, New Tupton.
Grave location or   memoria location Buried at Varennes Military Cemetery, France.
Living relatives?  
Any other information? Enlisted 22 August 1914.
Wounded in the leg fighting in the Dardanelles (with private Fred Beard).
Also admitted to 3rd Canadian Hospital in Boulogne with an illness in March 1917.
Pre war occupation was a miner at the Clay Cross Company No. 9 Avenue Pit.
Was an active member of Tupton Parish Council.
He had 2 brothers & 5 sisters.
Campaign Medals
Victory Medal

Victory Medal
Given the information available it is likely that William Corbett was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
British War Medal

British War Medal
From the information available, it is very possible that William Corbett was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.