Stephen Cork, RFA

Stephen Cork circa 1905

Long Service & Good Conduct Medals

1878 Mar 5. Born . Frindsbury, Kent

1881 census at 7, Oak St, Frindsbury

1891 census at Hoo, Kent

1900 Oct/Dec Married in Fermoy to Ellen Murray

1901 census - He is in the Military Barracks in Fermoy and married on census. He was a labourer when he enlisted.

1911 census at No 3 Ammunition Column R F A at Ambla, India. Military details: Battery Sergeant Major No 3 A C, R F A

1917 Aug 19. The undermentioned, from Officer Cadet Units, to be 2nd Lts.: — RFA. 19th Aug. 1917. Stephen Cork.

1919 Feb 19 Promoted Lt

1920 Oct 25 Joined ADRIC with service no 842. Posted to B Coy

1921 Mar 5 to 22 Mar on Leave

1921 Jul 29 to 18 Aug on Leave

1921 Oct 4 to 20 Oct on Leave

1921 Dec 15 to 28 Dec on Leave

1922 Jan 24. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922. His first wife Ellen Murray died in Durham

1923 Married in Hartlepool to marriage to Norah Gleeson . He had 4 children by his first wife - James, Eileen (Babs), Stephen and Thomas (who died when he was about 16yrs). He re-married to Norah Gleeson after the death of his first wife .

1937 Sep 29 Died at West Hartlepool. The newspaper report is wrong in saying he was a native of Ireland, and his age wavers through the article. The censuses give him as born in Kent. But he did serve and marry in Fermoy