For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Cecil George Corke


Boy Seaman, 210, RCN


Born: 13 Jul 1895, Fakenham, Norfolk, England


Died: Apr 1973, Ontario


CORKE, Cecil George - Corke was one of Canada's first - and youngest - naval recruits. As well as serving in HMCS Niobe, Cooke also ventured to London, England, with the 1911 Coronation Contingent, where Niobe crew members were included in the coronation celebrations for King George V. Boy sailors were often part of ships' crews in the early twentieth century, performing a variety of duties including carrying messages and serving in gun crews. Source: George Metcalf Archival Collection, CWM 19820190-039, Courtesy of the Canadian War Museum


Cecil George Corke is buried in the Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario


Note:  According to the RCN Ledger sheets, Cecil's date of birth is 13 Jul 1895.  His headstone in the Avondale Cemetery shows 1896.


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