Lieutenant-Colonel C E Corkran


He took over command of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards on 21 March 1915 following the death of Lieut-Col Fisher-Rowe at Neuve Chapelle. He was wounded at Givenchy on 15 June 1915 but able to carry on in command. In June he wrote to Colonel Streatfeild to request that some drums and fifes be sent out to the battalion. Lord Derby promised to procure them and had them sent out to him. Eight men in the battalion who had musical skill volunteered to be the Corps of Drums. On 13 July he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and given command of the 5th Infantry Brigade. The regimental history says: 'His departure was much regretted by the whole battalion, which had the greatest confidence in him.' Major Trotter took over command. After the war Major-General Sir C E Corkran KCVO CB CG was GOC London District from 1928 to 1932.


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