|Ralph Tregonning Channer Corfield
Ralph Tregonning Channer Corfield 1 2
- Born: 27 Aug 1895, Codnor, Derbyshire, England 3
- Marriage: Winifred Eileen Perceval on 23 Dec 1929
- Died: 10 Oct 1984, Bozenham Cottage, Ashton. aged 89
Educated at Shrewsbury from 1909-1912.
After leaving school he went with his brother John to Parksville in British Columbia.
Ralph became a Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Artillery and then in the Field Artillery. He was wounded in WWI and after the war went to Canada but returned to England.
His return followed a trapping expedition with the Arctic circle in the neighbourhood of Hudson's Bay. He was luck enough to be rescued by the 'Mounties' and invalided home.
After his marriage he lived at Bozenham Cottage, Ashton near Northampton where he ran a nursery.
During WW2 he served in the Royal Artillery attaining the rank of Major and was a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a Freeman of the City of London.
Events in his life were:
• Census, 31 Mar 1901, Codnor, Derbyshire, England. 4
• Census: Son. Aged 15. School, 2 Apr 1911, Chatwall Hall, Leebotwood, Shropshire, England. 5
Ralph married Winifred Eileen Perceval, daughter of Charles Cecil Perceval and Unknown, on 23 Dec 1929.
Burke's Landed Gentry.
Justin J Corfield, The Corfields: A history of the Corfields from 1180 to the present day (ISBN 0646143336).
General Register Office indeces, 1895D, 7b/123, Basford.
Various, Census (Office for National Statistics), Online image 1137615.
1911 England Census.