Charles Harry Cornick
Charles Harry Cornick

Charles Harry Cornick was born in 1897 in Darlington, where he died in 1968.

Charles was the son of Henry and Sarah Cornick who were from Yorkshire. In the 1911 census The family was living at 24, Wooller Street, Darlington. Thomas was a boilersmith and Charles was still at school and was a newsboy.

Charles may have served in the RAMC in WW1 and was in France from January 19, 1915. He also served in the Army Service Corps.

Charles' war records have not survivied, but those of his elder brother Walter have.

Charles was the grandfather of Dennis Hanson of Aycliffe.

Walter Edward Cornick was born 1895 in Darlington. Walter enlisted in the 4th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry July 30, 1912, Private 8411.

He was 17 years 4 months old. Walter was 5' 2" tall, weighed 102 lbs and had blue eyes and brown hair.

Walter was posted to the 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry August 16, 1915 and had thenumber 11571. Walter was wounded, receiving gun shot wounds to his head and hand. He died from his wounds at No. 17 Casualty Clearing Station November 12, 1915.

Walter's photograph and details can be found at The North East At War website.


Charles Harry Cornick