Ernest Corfield was born in Birmingham and volunteered for the regular army before 1914. He served in the 4th Battalion of the Worcesters who were in Burma at the outbreak of war. They soon returned to Britain and joined the new 29th Division. They landed on Gallipoli on the first day of the campaign, the 25th April. However, with the rest of the force, they remained pinned down near Cape Helles. Fresh landings, together with a major attack from the original troops at the village of Krithia, were attempted on the 6th August. Lance Corporal Ernest Corfield was killed in action on this important day and is commemorated on the Helles and Wordsley Memorials.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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