St. Luke's War Memorial

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1914-18

  J. Aindow

  R. Balshaw

  J.Dean

  K. Kemp

  J. S. Rowland

 

1939-45

  J. Blackley

  E. W. Browne

  R. J. Corkhill

  R. Formby

  T. Jones

  W. E. Lishman

  C. V. O. McNabb

  S. K. Morrison

  J. E. Mills

  G. Rimmer

  R. N. Steinmann

  C. S. Thomson

  E. Wadsworth

  H. Willacy

 

Not on Memorial

J B Horsfall(1914-18)

F. Taylor (1914-18)

C. L. Thomas (1920)

A. D. Fisk (1939-45)

A. N. W. Sykes (1939-45)

P.G.Sykes (1939-45)

 

 

Ronald John Corkhill

Ronald was a Sub-Lieutenant(A) on HMS Gannet, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was killed in an air crash on Monday 31 January 1944 at the age of 21. He is buried in grave 11 of the Faughanvale (St. Canice) Church of Ireland Cemetery, County Londonderry, United Kingdom.

He was the son of Ronald William and Marion Louisa Corkhill of Formby, Lancashire, and the husband of Joan Melody Corkhill of Peaslake, Surrey.

The village of Muff or Eglinton is six miles north-east of Londonderry, and during the 1939-45 war there was a Royal Navy Air Station there. The churchyard is a mile and a half from Eglinton. During the early months of the war, ground in the eastern part was set aside for service war burials, and the war graves form a small group in this section. There are 23 Commonwealth burials of 1939-45 war here. There are also two Dutch Foreign Nationals here.

See http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2931462