Corry, David (No. 3126332)

Corry, David

Sergeant

No. 3126332, Royal Scots Fusiliers

Died of disease on Tuesday 21 November 1944 (aged 38)

Buried:

Newtownards (Movilla) Cemetery, Co. Down (Section 23. Grave 131)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Newtownards and District War Memorial

Newtownards Parish Church of Ireland Church (St. Mark’s)

Brother of Rifleman Robert John Corry (No. 9877)

Brother of Rifleman Thomas Corry (No. 4/7253)

Brother of Gunner Henry Corry (No. 1544177)

BIOGRAPHY

David Corry was born on 17 June 1906 in East Street, Newtownards and he was a son of David and Margaret (Maggie) Corry (nee Irvine, sometimes Irwin) who were married on 14 October 1893 in Regent Street Methodist Church, Newtownards.  David Corry, a linen weaver from East Street, Newtownards, was a son of Robert Corry, a linen weaver.  Margaret (Maggie) Irvine from Upper Movilla Street, Newtownards was a daughter of Samuel Irvine, a linen weaver.

David and Margaret (Maggie) Corry (nee Irvine) had at least nine children:

Robert John (born 14 February 1894 in Upper Movilla Street, Newtownards)

Mary (born 3 September 1895 in East Street, Newtownards)

Thomas (born 1 January 1897 in East Street, Newtownards)

Henry (born 29 January 1899 in East Street, Newtownards)

Annie (born 12 May 1901; died of tubercular meningitis 24 May 1908 in East Street, Newtownards)

William Morris (Maurice, born 25 June 1902 in East Street, Newtownards)

David (born 17 June 1906 in East Street, Newtownards)

James Irvine (born 8 March 1908 in East Street, Newtownards)

Wyndham Wilson (born 22 February 1914 in East Street, Newtownards)

The Corry family lived at 46 East Street and later at 6 James Street, Newtownards.

Rifleman Robert John Corry (No. 9877) and Rifleman Thomas Corry (No. 4/7253) died in service during the First World War.

Sergeant David Corry (No. 3126332) and Gunner Henry Corry (No. 1544177) died in service during the Second World War.

Overall, four Corry brothers died in service in two world wars.

Like his father David, and his grandfather Robert, David Corry Junior worked as a linen weaver.  He and Sarah Gunning were married on 2 October 1936 in Newtownards Registrar’s Office.  Sarah Gunning from Tubber Road, Kircubbin was a daughter of Samuel Gunning, a farmer.

David and Sarah Corry (nee Gunning) lived at 71 Church Street, Newtownards and, during the Second World War, David Corry served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers.  He was 38 when he died of tuberculosis on 21 November 1944 and was buried in Movilla Cemetery, Newtownards.

Sergeant David Corry (No. 3126332) is commemorated on Newtownards and District War Memorial and in Newtownards Parish Church of Ireland Church (St. Mark’s).