Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Christchurch, Hampshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Winchester, Hampshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  Hampshire Regiment, 14th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Tower Hamlets, Geluveld, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Missing in action


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 89A

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 3

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#3 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Private Corbin William, from Christchurch, Hampshire, served in the 14th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (116th Brigade, 39th Division). This woodman and forester was the son of Charles Henry and Anna Corbin and was married to Mabel Caroline Troke. They had a daughter named Elsie.

On the 26th September 1917 the 116th Brigade attacked with the 14th Hampshire Regiment and 13th Royal Sussex. Despite heavy machine-gun fire and the boggy ground, the 14th Hampshire pressed on and reached Tower Hamlets. Parties now pushed ahead to Tower Trench. About 150 men consolidated the final objective, taking up a line just short of Tower Trench itself. The 116th Brigade’s gains were retained and consolidation was energetically pushed on, despite the difficulty of getting material forward, the constant shelling and the persistent sniping. Elsewhere counter-attacks developed in considerable force and vigour, but Tower Hamlets wasn’t attacked.

Losses had been fairly heavy with 4 officers and 75 men killed or missing and 4 officers and 118 men wounded. 28-year-old William Corbin was one of the men killed in action during the attack on Tower Hamlets. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial of the Missing.

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"The Battle Story of the Hampshire Regiment", Stevens F.E., Southampton, Hampshire Advertiser Company, Ltd, s.d., page 27 - 28
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"The Passchendaele, The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., Uniform, 2018, page 91 -93
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"The Royal Hampshire Regiment 1914 - 1918", Atkinson C.T., The University Press Glasgow, 1952, page 238 - 243
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The Long Long Trail
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War Diary
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