war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Peel, Isle of Wight.
Age 21 years.
Regt. No. SS/1258.
Army Service Corps.
Attested Private 15/8/14.
Awarded 1st G. C. Badge 18/8/16.
26/9/17. Compulsory Transferred in the interests of the Service under A.O. 204/1916 To the East Yorkshire Regiment, for posting to the 7th Battn., in the rank of private. Allotted new No.
Died of Wounds, France 31/3/18.
No. 29318 Pte. W. Corteen deceased.
Father of soldier - Walter S. Corteen, Ivy Villa, Loke Road, Kings Lynn.
Mother Elizabeth Corteen. Address ditto.
William R. Corteen age 24 60, Elizabeth -------
Alfred T. Corteen age 17 S.S. Orien ---------
Douglas J. Corteen age 11 Ivy Villa Loke Road.
Lilly Corteen age 22.
Gladys Corteen age 19.
Isabel Corteen age 14.
Eileen P. Corteen age 8.
All Ivy Villa, Loke Road

reference from S J McIntyre, Fancy Bread and Biscuit Baker, pastry cook and confectioner, suggesting Walter was honest, sober, and that he could recommend him
CORTEEN William Robert.
15th January 1919.
Name William Robert Corteen. Unit 4 - Reserve Battn. Royal Engineers.
Regl. No. 42415 Rank L/Corp.
Address Ivy Villa, Loke Road, Kings Lynn.
Date of Discharge - transfer 20/1/19.
Cause of transfer- Transfer to Class 2 A. Res.
2/10/18. Adm to Hos On Service.
Admitted 4 C.C.S. Sprained Ankle.
Reverts to L/Cpl on admission to hospital.
To England 2 Can. Gen. Hos 9/10/18.
Trade - Turner (Metal)

Transferred to Class Z Army Reserve on Demobilization.
Date 20/1/19 Place Chatham.
Home address Ivy Villa, Loke Road, Kings Lynn.
Served in France and Belgium 3 years 5 months, as Sapper, Lance & 2nd Corp in Field R.E. Coy.
Dislocated ankle from 1st October 1918.
Fell in shell hole when returning from work. Hastening to take cover during heavy artillery bombardment.
Hospitals in which treated.
2nd Canadian General Hospital, La Trefort.
Leicester Road Military Hospital, Broughton, Manchester.
Centre Vale Home Hospital, Tormorden.
Degree of disablement 20%.


St. James Baptism.
1911 - 3rd May.
Eileen Phyllis, daughter of Walter Scott and Elizabeth Ann CORTEEN - 48, Dour Street, Dover. Father's Occupation - Submarine Diver.

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