Hennock & Teign Village Chronicle

Published by the Hennock Village Hall Committee

300° view of Hennock from
the top of the Church Tower

© 2014 D Baker

Remembering the Fallen

He gave his today for our tomorrow.

Name: Cornish

Forenames: William

Birth: 1889 Bridford

Parents: William & Mary Grace of Bishopsteignton in 1916

Abode in 1891: Bridford

Abode in 1901: Bell Lane, Hennock His mother has remarried to William Holding.

Abode in 1911: He may be in the 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment

Residence given on Service Record: Missing

Residence given on Casualty List: Not given


Died: 13 Sep 1916, Died of Wounds

Age: 26

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

CWGC Grave or Memorial:   La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France. Plot: II. D. 49.

Remembered in Hennock Church Yard: No

Recorded on the Hennock War Memorial: Yes

Index to CWGC Burial Record Found: Yes

Regiment: Devonshire 2nd Battalion

Rank: Sergeant

Service number: 8588

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Victory, British, 14 Star & Clasp