On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
ALLAN WILLIAM CORFE: 26th November
Graduate Member since 1912.
At the outbreak of war he was Apprenticed to Cammell, Laird & Co.
Wartime posting(s) was/were, Company Serjeant Major, Cheshire Regiment, 6th Battalion.
Died of wounds.
Co. Sergeant-Major ALLAN WILLIAM CORFE was born at Liscard, Cheshire, on 23rd November 1891.
His early education was received at local schools, after which he attended the Liscard School of Art and the Central Technical School, Liverpool, where he passed various Board of Education examinations.
In June 1906 he was apprenticed to Messrs. T. Ollis and Co., of Liverpool, printing machine manufacturers, and in February 1908 he continued his apprenticeship at the ship-repairing works of Messrs. H. and C. Grayson, Birkenhead, where he remained two years, and at the shipbuilding works of Messrs. Cammell, Laird and Co., Birkenhead, subsequently spending six months in the drawing office.
On the completion of his apprenticeship he became draughtsman at the works of Messrs. Mirrlees, Bickerton and Day, Stockport, and was in their employment on the outbreak of the War.
Previously he had entered the Cheshire Territorial Regiment as a private, and successively passed through every stage in the non-commissioned ranks until he was made Company Sergeant-Major.
He was recommended by his Commanding Officer for a Commission shortly before his death, which resulted from wounds received in France, on 26th November 1916, at the age of twenty-five.
He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1912.
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