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   574531 Rifleman Harry Walter Cornwell

17th Battalion County of London Regiment

 Attached to 8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

                         7th June 1917

Born in Canning Town, London in 1892.

In the 1911 census,he was recorded as living with his father,Joseph William Cornwell(1859-1910),a gas stoker,

his mother Ellen( nee Homewood(married 1880), born in 1856 and died in1941, at 35 Chargeable Street,Canning Town London.

He was employed as a tobacco pressman.

He had 5 brothers,William(1884-1956),

James(born 1886),Stephen Charles(1888-1956),

John Thomas(30-12-1889-1972)

and Alfred Ernest(1895-21-10-1963).

He also had a sister,Jeanette Ann(1882-1967).

He enlisted in Canning Town and was killed in action on 07-061917.

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