Tuesday, 2 May 2017

CORRY, George Stanley

Flying Officer (Pilot), 225 Sqdn., Royal Air Force 
Service No: 49879
Died: 26/07/1944
Age: 23

Interred in Florence War Cemetery
Recorded on family memorial in Bangor Cemetery

Born in 1921, George Stanley Corry was the eldest son of Herbert F. Corry and his wife Isobella (nee Kirklands).

Educated at Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Stanley was also was a member of the Queen’s O.T.C. While at Inst. he played rugby and won several prizes for swimming and life-saving.

He enlisted with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 1940 and received a cadetship to Sandhurst in April, 1941. Later that year he was commissioned in the North Irish Horse, and transferred to the R.A.F. in 1942. After receiving his wings he was promoted Flying Officer in mid 1943.

On the morning of 29th July 1944 his parents received an airgraph from him only to recieve a telegram that evening to inform them that their son had been killed on active service in Italy.

At the evening service in Trinity Presbyterian Church on Sunday, 30th July, the minister Rev. W.G. Wimperis said:— “Flying Officer Corry... was a fine, intelligent and handsome youth. He was destined for a useful career and had an aptitude for languages. A sincere Christian lad, he would doubtless have lived a useful life and filled an honourable place in a needy world. But the need of his country was paramount; he responded to the call and has laid down his life for us at the early age of 23."

Killed in Action
CORRY – Killed in action in July 1944, Flying-Officer George Stanley Corry, R.A.F., elder son of Herbert F. Corry, 27, Bryansburn Road, Bangor. Very deeply regretted.
Northern Whig and Belfast Post, 8th August 1944

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