Corrin, Thomas Oswald (Thomas)
No. 101649, 316 Battery, 100 HAA Regiment, Royal Artillery
Died in service on Thursday 25 July 1940 (aged 48)
Great Marsden (St. John) Churchyard, Blackburn, Lancashire (Grave E. 28)
Special Memorial in Nelson Cemetery, Lancashire, England
Holywood and District War Memorial
Memorial Plaque in Holywood Parish Church of Ireland Church (St. Philip and St. James)
Memorial Plaque in Christ Church, Oxford
Thomas Oswald Corrin was born on 25 June 1892 in Briercliffe, Lancashire and he was a son of Samuel Wilberforce Corrin and Ellen Corrin (nee Halstead) whose marriage was registered in the fourth quarter of 1887 in Burnley, Lancashire. Samuel Wilberforce Corrin worked as a joiner and the Corrin family lived at 20 Jubilee Street, Briercliffe with Extwistle and then Cotton Row, Burnley before they moved to 16 Ayr Street, Barrow-in-Furness. Thomas had an older brother whose name was Sydney William Corrin.
During the First World War, Thomas Corrin served with 1/4th Border Regiment and then as a Captain with the 31st Punjabis in the British Indian Army. Thomas Corrin and May Chisholm from Knock, Belfast were married in 1914 in the British Consulate, Mesopotamia, Iraq.
Thomas Corrin studied Music at Trinity College Dublin and was Organist in Holywood Parish Church of Ireland Church (St. Philip and St. James) from June 1929 until July 1940. The Corrin family lived at 28 Hawthornden Road, Belfast.
Captain Thomas Oswald Corrin B.Mus., F.R.C.O. was 48 when he died on 25 July 1940 at Skelmorlie Road, Largs, Ayrshire and his effects amounted to some £6,500. Probate was granted to his widow May.
Thomas Corrin is commemorated on Holywood and District War Memorial and on memorial plaques in Holywood Parish Church of Ireland Church (St. Philip and St. James) and Christ Church, Oxford.