Lurgan's Dead from The Great War 1914-18

Thomas Robert Corkin

We Will Remember Them

Rifleman Corkin, Thomas R.
16th (Pioneer) Royal Irish Rifles

who died on
Thursday 21st June 1917. Age 23

Additional Information:
Son of James and Rachel Corkin of Knocknamuckley, Co. Armagh.

Wyschaete Military Cemetery, Belgium
Grave or Reference Panel Number:

Lurgan Mail: 7th July 1917:
Mrs Corkin, Knocknamuckley, has been officially informed that her son Rifleman Thomas Corkin, R.I.R., has been killed in action last week. Corkin was only 18 years of age and was stationed in Lurgan prior to proceeding overseas.

Extract from a letter to Mrs Rachel Corkin:
He was truly a brave and gallant fellow, and for his bravery in the field was recommended for a certificate for gallantry. His certificate will be sent to you in due course, and will be a memento for you that your gallant son fell nobly doing his duty.

from information supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Our thanks to Richard Edgar for additional information.

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