Gunner Thomas Allen Corteen

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Reference WMO223005

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Christ Church

The Dhoon

Glen Mona

Isle of Man

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Lettering: Painted
About the memorial: Wall mounted metal plaque with white lettering, situated below stained glass window commemorating his parents. Thos. Corteen, R.G.A. was a nephew of Mr T. Christian, postman of Ramsey, and of the late Surveyor General (Mr Edward Corteen.) An article from a Leith newspaper reported him as being from Crown Street, and that he was killed on 23rd July 1916. He was a keen footballer, chosen to represent the Leith Battalion in inter-city matches. After leaving the Brigade, he played in juvenile, junior and military teams. Latterly he took up swimming and became a prominent and enthusiastic member of the Leith club in both polo matches and team races. It was reported that he was killed outright, having just gone into his dug-out when a shell burst right inside, which injured the other occupant. (Ramsey Courier, 22 September 1916, p. 6) Isle of Man National Inventory of War Memorials: IOM_NIWM_MAU_00006
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'In loving memory of / Gunner Thomas Allan Corteen / R.G.A. / Elder son of the late / Isabella & Thomas Corteen / killed in action on the Somme / July 23rd 1916 / Aged 21 years.'

Gunner Thomas Allen Corteen

Vicar and Wardens

nigelcretney@manx.net

(01624) 851060

The Parish Office, The Vicarage Walpole Drive, Ramsey, ISLE OF MAN, IM8 1NA

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