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Cornell, Arthur George

Second Lieutenant Arthur G Cornell, Northumberland Fusiliers, second son of Mr & Mrs Cornell of South Hackney, was educated at the Coopers' Company's School, and King's College, London. He was an all round athlete, winning the championship at school and becoming captain at King's College. He played in the Football final of the London Universities in the season 1907-8. He held a position in the General Post Office, but on the outbreak of war joined the London University Officers Training Corps, and was gazetted to the 15th Northumberland Fusiliers in July 1915. He was preparing to go to Gallipoli with a machine gun detachment of the 15th when the evacuation took place. In February of this year he went to France, being drafted to another battalion, and there he soon became "bombing officer". One of his younger brothers is in France and another is at home wounded from Gallipoli. The Times August 4, 1916 Cornell. Killed in action, on the 7th July 2nd Lieut, Arthur G. Cornell, N.Fs aged 28; also on the 10th Sept. Cyril W. Cornell, London Regt., brother and chum of the above, aged 27. Two beloved sons of Mr. and Mrs. Cornell, 10 Queen's-gate-villas, S. Hackney. The Times October 3, 1916

Biographical

Surname(s)Cornell
First name(s)Arthur George
Family detailsSon of Charles Edward and Caroline Martha Cornell, of 10, Queens Gate
Previous educationCoopers' Company School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts
Military unitNorthumberland Fusiliers, 9th Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death7 July 1916
Age at death28
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeBetween bottom Wood and Mesinetz Wood
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel, Thiepval Memorial
NotesO.T.C. Killed in action whilst leading his platoon in a night attack on 7th July 1916. Buried between Bottom Wood and Mesinetz Wood
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War; University of London O.T.C. 1914-19; The Times

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