Regiment : 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 11787
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 27th June 1915 aged 23
Buried : Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 104 to 113.
Relatives : Son of Mary Corbett, of The Bridge, Areley Kings, Stourport, Worcestershire
Memorial : Areley Kings St Bartholomew's Church WW1 Memorial
Also appears on : Areley Kings War Memorial. Areley Kings School.
Credits : Researched by Adrian Carter.
Whilst attached to the 1st Worcesters, Charles Corbett was wounded in the arm at Neuve Chapelle and invalided home, being sent to Manchester and Holyhead and afterwards coming home for a fortnight. He returned to Plymouth and later set sail for the Dardanelles where he was killed by bullet passing through his neck on 27th June. He has four brothers serving: Sergeant H.W. Corbett, 17th Lancers, who served through the South African War and has been in France since October. Alf Corbett “Unattached”, went to France with a private motor ambulance to help the wounded with the British Red Cross. Corporal J.J. Corbett, shoeing-smith with the Royal Engineers. Private B.F. Corbett, 2nd Worcesters, badly wounded in the retreat from Mons and taken prisoner, now at Merseburg.
Sources for additional information: Kidderminster Shuttle 31st July 1915, Kidderminster Times 31st July 1915, Kidderminster Times 14th August 1915.