Samuel  Cordner likeness

Rifleman Samuel Cordner

2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Service No: 6283

Samuel  Cordner grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of George and Annie Cordner of Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Husband of Jeanie Thomson Cordner of 38c Ronald St, Coatbridge. Father of 3 children. Samuels brother Rifleman George Cordner of the 11th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles Died on the 16/02/1917 and is buried at Home in Lisburn. He is NOT on the Memorial.

Born / Resided

Lisburn, Co. Antrim / 38c Ronald St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 18/08/1918


Coatbridge 06/101915


Locomotive Stoker, Summerlee


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Buried / Remembered

Bertenacre Military Cemetery, Nord, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The cemetery was made by French troops (as the Cemetery "du Calvaire de Bertenacre", from the crucifix on the main road), and used in July-September, 1918, after the Battles of the Lys, by the 36th (Ulster) Division. After the Armistice the 115 French and two German graves were removed, and British graves were brought in from the following cemetery:- ROYAL WEST SURREY CEMETERY, Fletre, was about 460 metres to the South-East. It contained the graves of 42 soldiers from the United Kingdom killed in an enemy air raid on the 18th August, 1917 (of whom 38 belonged to the 10th Queen's), and one Canadian soldier who fell in June, 1918. There are now nearly 150, 1914-18 and over 30, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. One grave from the 1914-18 War, destroyed by shell fire, is represented by a special memorial.

Additional Information

Samuel is listed as PRIVATE and CORDINER on the Memorial. Samuel is also listed as CORDINER on his headstone and MIC. This is incorrect. Family name is CORDNER. See photos for Captain Ballys letter to Samuels wife. Samuel and his brother George are both listed on the Lisburn War Memorial (see photos). Grave photo donated by Mick McCann at the Huge thanks to my friend Mark who took the Lisburn War Memorial photos. See photos for Samuels name on the WW1 Service Medal and Award Rolls and his Army Register of Soldiers Effects

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