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Fenton Lincolnshire
Charles Ernest was born in 1884 in Fenton, Lincolnshire and was the son of John Cordy an agricultural labourer and Elizabeth Cordy née Pask. his father John was born in 1848 in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire and his mother Elizabeth Pask was born in 1843 also in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire, they were married in 1876, the marriage is recorded in the Newark Registration District. They had 4 children, Ada b1872 born Caythorpe, William b1877 born Fenton , John Henry b1881,born Fenton Charles Ernest b1884, born Fenton Charles Ernest married his first wife Ruth on 1st August 1909, at St Peters and St Pauls Church at Upton. In 1911 census they lived at 61 Bowbridge Road Newark Nottinghamshire, he was shown as 26 yrs of age a brewers drayman and his wife Ruth is also 26 yrs His wife Ruth Cordy died in 1915 aged 30 years , the death is recorded in the Newark Registration area. He marries his second wife Mary Jane Cooke née Dabell on 9th April 1917 at St Mary's church Lowdham, she had been previously married,( to John Cooke died in 1913 in Lincolnshire) she brought two children to the marriage Reginald Cooke born 19th September 1910 at Stamford, Kathleen Mary Cooke born 22nd January 1914 at Lowdham and a third child Charles Ernest Cordy born 10th October 1915 in Langford. They lived at Main Street, Lowdham. Following his death his widow received a letter dated 29th July 1918 from the Ministry of Pensions informing her that she would be receiving a pension of 29 shillings and 7 pence in respect of her and her three children, with effect from 10th June 1918.
He was a brewer's drayman.
22 Nov 1917
181316 - CWGC Website
9th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Pte Charles Ernest Cordy enlisted at Nottingham on 11th June 1917, he gave his age as 32 yrs and 7 months , his occupation as that of a drayman , his address as Main Street, Lowdham, his next of kin was his wife Mary Jane Cordy of the same address. He first served with the service no 88221 in the Sherwood Foresters but later transferred to the 9th battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He was training on the home front until 6th October 1917 when he landed in France and joined the British Expeditionary Force. He was one of seven men killed when his billet was shelled on 22nd November 1917. Six others were killed outright and a further 24 wounded, three of whom later died of their wounds. He was buried in Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. (death details courtesy of Jim Grundy)
Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 22nd November 1918 :- “CORDY. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Charles E. Cordy, killed in his billet somewhere in France, November 22nd, 1917. Fondly remembered, but sadly missed. – Wife and children Above obituary courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. He was born O/N/D/1884 so may have been 33 when killed.
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