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Forename(s): George Cork

Place of Birth: Pudsey, Yorkshire

Service No: ---

Rank: T/2nd Lieutenant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own)

Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 14th (Light) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-05-03

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Bay 9.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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George Cork Dalgoutte (born 11 March 1891) was the son of Charles Frederick and Martha Olivia Dalgoutte, née Cork. Charles was born at Plymouth, Devon and Martha at Skipton, Yorkshire. They were married in 1887. George was related, through his mother, to L/Corporal John Cork (18243) (q.v.) and Private Thomas Cork (357331) (q.v.).

1891 Pudsey, Yorkshire Census: 76, Greenside - George C. Dalgoutte, aged 1 month, born Pudsey, son of Chas F. and Martha O. Dalgoutte.

1901 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 12, Hardwick Street - George Cork Dalgoutte, aged 10 years, born Pudsey, Yorkshire, grandson of Charles Dalgoutte, widower.

George’s mother died in 1906. His father married again in 1910 to Mary Hannah Lawson, née Windle and in 1930 to Sarah Ann Armitage, née Barker.

1911 Mapplewell, Barnsley Yorkshire Census: 2, Allendale Terrace - George Cork Dalgoutte, aged 20 years, born Pudsey, Yorkshire. Teacher. [George was boarding with Elizabeth Steeples.]

George was married to Florrie Durkin in 1917. Florrie married Arthur P. Nicholson in 1919.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Geo. Cook [sic] Dalgoutte, 4240, 1/H.A.C.; 2/Lt Rif. Bde. Died 3.5.17. Correspondence: (Widow) Mrs. G.C. Dalgoutte, 2, Abbotts Road, Privey Road, NW 6.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte G.C. Dalgoutte, 4240, 1/H.A.C. Theatres of war in which served: 1a [France and Belgium]: 8.1.16 to 28.12.16. Comm. 8/Rifle Bde. 28.12.16.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: 2/Lt G.C. Dalgoutté, 8 Rifle Bde. Date and Place of Death: 3.5.17. In Action. To whom issued/Amount: Administratrix - Mrs. Florrie Dalgoutté. £51 17s. 9d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: 2/Lt George Cork Dalgoutte, 8th Rifle Brigade. Widow. Re-marriage. [No other details given on card.]

George is commemorated on the war memorials of: Farsley; Heysham; Mapplewell and Staincross; Pudsey and District Secondary School (now Pudsey Grangefield School) and the Roll of Honour of Bede College, Durham.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 14th (Light) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 14th (Light) Division

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Forename(s): George Cork





Rank: 2Lt (TP)

Regiment: Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own)

Battalion: 8th Battalion


Died Date: 03/05/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War:


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Forename(s): George Cork

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Rifle Brigade

Unit: 8th Bn.



Died Date: 03/05/1917

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‘Leeds Mercury’ (21 May 1917)


DALGOUTTE – On May 3rd, killed in action, aged 26 years, GEORGE CORK DALGOUTTE, Second-Lieut. the Rifle Brigade, the beloved husband of Florrie Dalgoutte, 183, Leeds-terrace, Leeds, and eldest son of C. F. Dalgoutte, Sunnyside, Morecambe. (“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend.”)

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


DALGOUTTE George Cork of 183 Leeds-terrace Leeds second-lieutenant H.M. Army died 3 May 1917 in France Administration (with Will) London 21 July to Florrie Dalgoutte widow. Effects £167 18s. 3d.


DALGOUTTE Charles Frederick of 39 Devona-avenue Marton Blackpool died 10 October 1944 Probate Lancaster 22 March to Sarah Ann Dalgoutte widow and Gilbert Anderson engineering draughtsman. Effects £2424 15s. 6d.

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Marriage Register of St. Matthew’s Church, Leeds, Yorkshire

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Entry for the marriage of George Cork Dalgoutté to Florrie Durkin, 27 January 1917

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Heysham War Memorial

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25 May 1917


Second-Lieutenant George Cork Dalgoute, Rifle Brigade, a son of ex-P.C. Dalgoutte, at one time stationed in Skipton, and now living at Morecambe, is reported as having been killed in action on May 3rd. He formerly lived in Keighley, and was an old boy of the Trade and Grammar School. His home was at No. 18, Leeds Terrace, Leeds. He enlisted in August 1915, and obtained his commission about six months ago. He was only married on March [sic] 24th [sic] in Leeds.

04 July 1919



Rifle Brigade, son of ex-P.C. Dalgoutte, formerly of Skipton. Killed in action May 3rd, 1917.


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