Albert George Corsbie

#20816, b. June 1891, d. 1918

Individual's Timeline

Birth1891Albert George Corsbie
Birth RegJune 1891Albert George Corsbie1
Death1918Albert George Corsbie

Primary events

  • Birth: Albert George Corsbie was born in 1891 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
  • Birth Reg: Albert's birth was registered in the quarter ended in June 1891 in the Great Yarmouth registration district.1
  • Death: Albert died in 1918 in France (Aged 26 years, worked back from recorded birth date).
  • Burial: He was buried in April 1918 in Eterpigny, France.2

Census details

Some aspects of Albert George Corsbie's life. In The battle of the Somme, France and Flanders. He was in the Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 2nd battalion. His number was 42482, and he enlisted in Wallsend. I have not yet found his attestation papers in the archives.

Military

  • 1918, The battle of the Somme, France and Flanders. He was in the Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 2nd battalion. His number was 42482, and he enlisted in Wallsend. There are no attestation papers in the archives.3

Citations

  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Corsbie      Albert George            Yarmouth      4b     13.
  2. Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Web Site (unknown url) "Eterpigny was captured by the enemy in March 1918, and recovered at the end of the following August; in October 1918, it was H.Q. Fourth Army. The Extension was a row of graves, begun by the enemy in March 1918, when United Kingdom and German soldiers were buried, and completed at the end of August when Australian soldiers were buried by their comrades. The German graves were removed in 1924. There are now 27, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, 9 are unidentified. The Extension covers an area of 409 square meters. Our Albert is one who was identified so there will be an actual grave.

    Eterpigny is a small village 2 kilometres south of Peronne on the N17. The Extension, where the war graves are situated, is behind the Communal Cemetery and is signposted from the centre of the village."
  3. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
    about Albert George Corsbie
    Albert George Corsbie
    Birth Place:      Great Yarmouth
    Death Date:      23 Mar 1918
    Death Location:      France & Flanders
    Enlistment Location:      Wallsend
    Rank:      Private
    Regiment:      Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
    Battalion:      2nd Battalion
    Number:      42482
    Type of Casualty:      Killed in action
    Theatre of War:      Western European Theatre."