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Boy 1St Class JOHN TRAVERS CORNWELL

Service Number: J/42563
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Navy

H.M.S. "Chester."

Date of Death

Died 02 June 1916

Age 16 years old

Buried or commemorated at

MANOR PARK CEMETERY

55. 13.

United Kingdom

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross, Mentioned in Despatches
  • Additional Info Son of the late Eli Cornwell, of 10, Alverstone Rd., Manor Park, Essex, and the late Lily Cornwell (nee King), of 745, Commercial Rd., Stepney, London. Born Leyton, West Ham. His father, Private E. Cornwell and half brother Private A.F. Cornwell also died.
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 15th Sept., 1916, records the following:-"Mortally wounded early in the action, Boy, First Class, John Travers Cornwell remained standing alone at a most exposed post, quietly awaiting orders, until the end of the action, with the gun's crew dead and wounded all round him. His age was under sixteen and a half years.

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