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Date of Birth
Date of Death
20 Apr 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
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Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Herbert Corney, 33791, 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died at the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station in France on April 20th, 1917, from extensive shrapnel wounds sustained in action. He was aged 36 and left a widow, Alice, and three children - Thomas, Dorothy and Hilda.
He enlisted in May 1916, having been a member of the Volunteer Corps since its formation, and underwent his training at Halton Camp. He was drafted out to France on New Year's Day, 1917, and had since been regularly in and out of trenches.
He wrote a letter to his wife on the day before his death to say he was still all right, but then the official bad news was delivered to his wife.
Herbert Corney was the son of Susan and the late Thomas Corney. His mother was living at 23 Francis Street, Luton. In 1900 Herbert married Alice Hoar, third daughter of Mr Frederick Hoar, then licensee of the Three Horseshoes pub at Leagrave, and his wife Sarah.
Herbert went into business as a cardboard box maker based in Upper George Street and latterly Peel Street. He was a member of Luton Liberal Club.