1893 Apr 12. Born Greenwich, London (includes New Cross)
1901 census 73, Comerford Road, Lewisham
1911 census at 73 Comerford Road Brockley S E - Note that his father has put the children down as "Irish"
1915 Jun 10. The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). .Second Lieutenants— W. J. Corrigan.
1916 Mar 15 Lands in France
1916 Sep 14 . R Lane. R.—The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. to be temp. W. J. Corrigan.
1917 Jan 31. R. Lanc. Reg. The undermentioned to be acting Capts.: — Temp. 2nd Lt. W. J. Corrigan.
1919 Feb 1, MC Gazetted for T./Lt. (A./Capt.) William John Corrigan, 1st Bn., R. Lanc. R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations against the Drocourt-Queant Line on 2nd September, 1918. In the darkness he was mainly responsible for getting the battalion into the " jumping-off " position. On gaining the first objective he was the only surviving officer in his company. He then made a personal reconnaissance, and was able to direct one party round a machine-gun post, taking the enemy in rear, and so let his own company get forward. His initiative and resource inspired all ranks.
1919 Jun 17. R. Lanc. Reg. — Temp. Lt. W. J. Corrigan, M.C., Serv. Bn., relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt.
1920 Aug 6. Joined ADRIC with service no 236. Posted to B Coy.
1921 Feb 26 to 12 Mar on Leave
1921 Jun 1 to 17 Jun on Leave
1922 Jan 24. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1939 Register Living with wife Jeanne at 120 Ridgeway Road , Heston and Isleworth M.B., Middlesex. He is a Chartered Secretary
1940 Sep 6. King's Own R. The undermentioned to be Lts.: — Capt. William John CORRIGAN, M.C. (147243)
1943 Jul 14. King's Own R. War Subs. Capt. W. J. Corrigan, M.C. (147243) relinquishes his commn. on account of ill-health and is granted the hon. rank of Maj.
1951 died Ealing, London