Frederick Alleyne Corfield 1 2
- Born: 10 Nov 1884, Waingroves, Derbyshire, England.
- Christened: 17 Dec 1884, St. Lawrence Church, Heanor.
- Marriage: Mary Graham Vernon on 27 Nov 1907 in Carshalton, Surrey, England.
- Died: 29 Apr 1939, Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi, India aged 54 3
- Buried: 30 Apr 1939, Delhi, India
Cause of his death was Pneumonia.
Baptised by his uncle Claude Corfield.
Frederick had inherited his father's interest in family history and updated the pedigree.
He had served in the militia since a teenager and was commissioned in the Northampton Regiment in 1904. Following his marriage he transferred to the Royal Army Service Corps serving in Hereford where Mary was born. He was then posted to Jamaica from where he had only recently returned when the first World War broke out.
Frederick, now a Captain, returned to Britain via New York on the Royal Mail Steam Packet vessel, the Danube, arriving in London on 16th September 1915.
Frederick proceded to France with the original British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and almost imediately graduated to the staff. He was serving as Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General (DAQMG) 30th Division at Ypres. Frederick was awarded the DSO in 1917 and mentioned in despatches and was awarded the OBE in 1919. He had also been awarded the Croix de Guerre from Belgium.
After serving as Assistant Quartermaster-General (AQMG) with the British Army of the Rhine, he returned home to take the Staff Course at the Staff College in Camberley which he duly passes gianing the affix 'psc' (Passed Staff College).
In 1928 he transferred to the Indian Army serving in the Royal Indian Army Service Corps (RIASC).
On 23rd February 1939 he was confirmed as Inspector of the RIASC and promoted to Brigadier. He died on 29th April just before a planned visit back to England.
Of Chatwall Hall. Lord of the Manor of Longville and formerly of Ormonde Fields, Derbyshire which estate he sold in 1911.
Educated at Cheltenham College.
There is a plaque to his memory in St James's Church, Cardington.
Events in his life were:
• Census: Son. Aged 6, 5 Apr 1891, Ormonde Fields, Codnor, Derbyshire, England. 4
• Census: Boarder. Aged 16, 31 Mar 1901, Leconfield House, Cheltenham College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. 5
• Census: Head. Boarder. 26. Lieutenant: Army Service Corps, 2 Apr 1911, 1 Mornington Terrace, London Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. 6
Frederick married Mary Graham Vernon, daughter of Thomas Bowater Vernon and Kate, on 27 Nov 1907 in Carshalton, Surrey, England. (Mary Graham Vernon was born on 5 Mar 1885 in Hackbridge, Surrey, England. 6 7 and died on 17 Sep 1968 in 102 Fishbourne Road, Chichester.)
Married by Frederick's uncle Claude Corfield.