Born: 1894, Felixtowe, Suffolk.

Died: 26th February 1917; age: 23; Drowned, as a result of vessel striking a mine.

He left employment as an assistant to Mr. William Sneezum in September 1915 to become Fireman on the S.S. ‘Seagull.’

Rank: Fireman.

Regiment: Mercantile Marine, S.S. ‘Seagull’ (Ipswich).


Memorial Reference:

Tower Hill Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Jane Corner, of 17, Ringham Road, St. John’s, and the late William Corner.


Clement attended Clifford Road School, Ipswich, where he won a scholarship for drawing.




1901   30, Upland Road, Ipswich.


Clement was 7 years old and living with his widowed mother, brothers & widowed maternal grandmother.

Jane Corner (nee Tye), 44, a General Shop Keeper – own account – at home, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Roland George Corner, 12, born Walton, Suffolk.

Robert Samuel Corner, 9, born Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Jane Tye, 73, born Southwold, Suffolk.


1911   17, Ringham Road, Ipswich.


Clement was 17 years old, a Pork Butcher’s Assistant. He was living with his mother, brothers & grandmother.

Jane, 54, a Dressmaker – own account – at home.

Roland, 22, a Telephone Operator – National Telephone Company.

Robert, 19, a Chemist Assistant – Wholesale Chemist.


Clement’s father was William Edward Corner, born 1857, Ipswich – died 1897, Ipswich. A Grocer’s Assistant.

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