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Place of Birth: Lancaster, Lancashire
Service No: 89260
Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Field Artillery
Battalion / Unit: 5th Brigade
Division: 2nd Canadian Division
Date of Death: 1916-09-27
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IV. B. 7.
CWGC Cemetery: WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Robert Corless (born 27 October 1890) was the son of Thomas and Ellen Frances Corless, née McGuire. Both parents were born at Lancaster, Lancashire.
1891 Lancaster, Lancashire Census: 10, Canvas Court - Robert Corless, aged 4 years [sic], son of Thomas and Ellen Corless.
1901 Lancaster, Lancashire Census: 12, King Street - Robert Corless, aged 10 years, born Lancaster, son of Thomas Corless (married).
1911 Lancaster, Lancashire Census: 11, Brittania Street - Robert Corless, aged 20 years, born Lancaster. [Robert was boarding with his uncle and aunt, John and Jennetta (Janet) Townley, née Corless.]
Robert was married to Margaret Alice Chapman in 1915.
Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
CORLESS, Gunner Robert, aged 25, Canadian F.A., Victoria Terrace, [Hellifield], died of wounds, 1916.
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Gunner Robert CORLESS
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Field Artillery
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 2nd Canadian Division
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