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William Corbett   W. Corbett       Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

Surname Corbett
Forename/s William
Rank Private
Service Number 23229
DOB 1877 at Hacknall
Address 3, New Close Terrace, New Tupton.
Date & place of death/details 7/7/1916 Aged 39.
Died from sunstroke in India
Regiment & Unit 6th Battalion Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Service details Mesopotamia
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children? Married to Rose Alton (nee Miles)
3 Children (Harriett Elizabeth, William & David
Any photographs? Derbyshire Times 9/9/1916 & Derbyshire Courier 9/9/1916
Derbyshire Times & Derbyshire Courier Obituary. w. corbett
w. corbett

Parents names Mr William & Mrs Elizabeth Corbett.
Parents address Wrights Row, New Tupton.
Grave location or   memoria location No grave
Basra memorial, Iraq Pane; 7
Living relatives?  
Any other information? Enlisted May 1915.
Previously served with the Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham & Derbyshire Regiment). Service No. 27050 before transferring to the Kings Own Royal Lancs.
Pre war occupation was a miner at Clay Cross Company No. 9 Avenue Pit.
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.