Boy 1st ClassCORNWELL, JOHN TRAVERS

Service Number J/42563

Died 02/06/1916

Aged 16

H.M.S. "Chester."
Royal Navy

V C, Mentioned in Despatches

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.

Citation

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.

Buried at MANOR PARK CEMETERY

Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 434

Cemetery/memorial reference: 55. 13.


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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.