The Fallen of Harlow in WW1: John Cordell

Education: Secondary / Wed 11th Sep 2019 pm30 01:16pm

THE SHORT life of John Cordell as read by Passmores Academy student, Will.

This project was brought to you Harlow Council Civic Fund and HTS Ltd.

Never Forget.

John’s parents were John Charles Cordell, born in Harlow in c.1867 and Emma Baker, born in North Weald in c.1874. John and Emma married in the summer of 18931. John Cordell was born in Harlow in 18992.

The 1901 census shows John living in Potter Street with his parents and siblings Esther and Lewis. John Snr. was working as a carpenter. The 1911 census shows John Jnr. still residing in Potter Street with his parents and siblings which by now included a further sister Florence, then aged six. John Snr. was still working as a carpenter.

Private John Cordell, 57812, enlisted in Romford serving with the 2nd Battalion of The Worcestershire Regiment.

John Cordell was killed in action on 29 September 1918, aged 19, whilst the regiment was involved in The Battle of St. Quentin Canal, part of The Battle of the Hindenburg Line. He is buried in Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epehy, France. Plot 2, row C, grave 5. Register Index Number Fr.665.

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