Warrant Officer Class II WILLIAM DUNN CORKHILL

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Rank Warrant Officer Class II
Forenames WILLIAM DUNN
Surname CORKHILL
Initials W D
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Sunday, 13 August 1944
Age 33
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, NORTHUMBERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 4340934
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment East Yorkshire Regiment
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 2 Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment (3rd Infantry Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration SAINT-CHARLES-DE-PERCY WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location IV. C. 5.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph WHILE HE RESTS IN PEACFUL SLEEP MEMORIES OF HIM WE SHALL ALWAYS KEEP
Family Details HUSBAND OF JANE E. D. CORKHILL, OF BENWELL, NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE, NORTHUMBERLAND.

Additional Information

 

 

Died of wounds.1

 

 

 

Warrant Officer Class II WILLIAM DUNN CORKHILL's cross grave marker,
1940s/1950s.

 

 

 

Warrant Officer Class II WILLIAM DUNN CORKHILL's headstone, 2009.

 

 

References
1. A History of the East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own) In the War of 1939-45. p.332. Published by William Sessions Limited 1952. By Lieutenant Colonel P. R. Nightingale, Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
2. Photographs, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by Justin Corkhill, grandson of Warrant Officer Class II WILLIAM DUNN CORKHILL.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: Justin Corkhill, grandson of Warrant Officer Class II WILLIAM DUNN CORKHILL.
Individual photograph:  
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by: A History of the East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own) In the War of 1939-45. p.332. Published by William Sessions Limited 1952. By Lieutenant Colonel P. R. Nightingale, Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Carl Shilleto.

 

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