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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Corkey, Herbert John

Herbert John Corkey
was born on 4th August 1898.  He was the son of John and Helen Louisa Corkey.  In 1901 the family lived in house 7, Donaghaguy, Warrenpoint.  By 1911 they had moved to house 1, Great George’s Street, Warrenpoint. 
On ‘Ulster Day’, Saturday, 28th September 1912, Corkey and his father signed the Ulster Covenant at Warrenpoint.  His mother, Helen signed the Women’s Declaration (Covenant). 
On 5th October 1914, Corkey joined Northern Bank at Head Office.  He was of Church of Ireland faith.  Transfers followed to Fintona (1914), Magherafelt (1916), Limavady (1916) and Head Office (1917).  Corkey volunteered and enlisted on 29th September 1917. 
Following demobilisation, Corkey rejoined Northern Bank on 7th April 1919 at Newry.  A transfer to Crumlin Road came in 1920.  
On 25th September 1920, he resigned and went to Canada.

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