Ephraim Cordery (6th July 1891 to 6th August 1915)Posted: August 6, 2015
He was born on 6th July 1891 in Bull Street, Dagenham, Essex, and he was an older brother of my paternal grandfather. He joined the British Army as a regular soldier, and served with the 2nd Battalion, the Hampshire Regiment until his death, aged 24. He never married.
Along with the rest of his regiment, he landed at Cape Helles on 25th April 1915. By this time he had risen to the rank of Corporal (Regimental No.8250), and the London Gazette of 5th November 1915 lists him as having been ‘Mentioned in Dispatches’. Unfortunately, by the time of the announcement, he was dead.
It would appear that Corporal Cordery was killed on the first day of the Battle of Krithia Vineyard (6th to 13th August 1915) and that his body was not recovered. His name is recorded on the Helles Memorial.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
by Robert Laurence Binyon