Corby Council to commemmorate another fallen First World War soldier

A fallen First World War soldier from Corby will be remembered this weekend with the raising of a dedicated flag.
A fallen First World War soldier from Corby will be remembered this weekend with the raising of a dedicated flag.

Corby Council will commemmorate another First World War soldier next week on the 100th anniversary of his death.

The council will raise a flag outside Corby Cube on Monday, April 4, as part of its First World War commemorations in memory of Alfred York.

Alfred York was born in Irchester in 1875 and served as a pioneer in the 5th Labour Battalion, Royal Engineers, embarking to France in August 1915.

Alfred lived in Rushden at the time of the 1901 census and married Hannah Bayes, and had a daughter named Sarah Maud the following year.

Alfred York was killed in action on 4th April 1916. He is buried at the Brandhoek Military Cemetery.

Further information on local soldiers will be presented at the Cube Helpdesk and can be found on Corby Council’s website.