Coleshill Remembers World War 1
As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.
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Entry for Private Frederick Cornock
2nd/5th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Year of Birth
Date of Death
Frederick William Cornock was born in Coleshill in 1892 to Benjamin and Emma Louise Cornock. In 1901 the family were living on High Street, Coleshill, and Frederick’s father was working as a House Painter. Frederick attended the Parochial School on Parkfield Road and after leaving there worked as a Grocer’s assistant. The family attended the Congregational Church, Park Road, Coleshill. They left Coleshill and moved to Handsworth, Birmingham, in 1912. Frederick enlisted in Birmingham the 2nd/5th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment after the outbreak of war (service number 20256). The Battalion was formed in Birmingham during October 1914 and first landed in France on 21st May 1916. Private Cornock was killed in action in Western Europe on the 26th February 1917, aged 26. He is buried in the Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Plot III, Row D, Grave 6. He was awarded the Allied Victory and British War medals. Private Cornock is remembered on the List of Old Boys of the Parochial School in the Old Market Hall, Coleshill.