Corby to honour local war heroes

Corby Council will commemorate three local soldiers killed during the First World War this weekend

Corby Council will commemorate three local soldiers killed during the First World War this weekend

Corby Council will commemorate three local soldiers killed during the First World War this weekend (Saturday, July, 23, and Sunday, July, 24).

The First World War Centenary Flag will be flown outside The Corby Cube, George Street, in their memory.

On July 23, 1916, Lance Corporal Charles Sumner of Weldon was killed on the Somme while serving with the Northamptonshire Regiment. He was 21 years of age.

Also on July 23, Private Cecil Cadd of the Northamptonshire Regiment who had been invalided home and was a patient in Cambridge Hospital died of his wounds. He had worked as a blast furnace man in Corby prior to the war.

On July 24, 1916, Private James Fursdon of the Royal Army Medical Corps was killed on the Somme. James Fursdon was born in Gretton and resident in Kettering.

Further information on these local soldiers will be presented on the Cube Helpdesk, shared through Twitter, @CorbyBC, and can be found on Corby Council’s website, www.corby.gov.uk as part of the various First World War commemorations and events taking place in Corby throughout the summer.