War Memorials – Tullyrusk

Wounded – Rev David S. Corkey

The following extract is from The Lisburn Herald, Saturday, May 13 1916.

Rev. D.S. Corkey Wounded.
Amputation of his left arm.

It will be learned with regret that Rev. David S. Corkey, minister of Dundrod Presbyterian Church, who has been serving as a chaplain to the forces since May, 1915, was severly wounded on Monday, 8th inst., the injury necessitating the amputation of his left arm. Mr. Corkey was attached to a battalion of the Royal Scots, and was on duty at the regimental dressing station when he was wounded in the left arm by shrapnel. The arm was shattered, and on Mr. Corkey’s removal to hospital it was amputated. It is gratifying, however, to be able to state that according to the latest report the reverend gentleman is progressing favourably.

The wounded chaplain is one of eight sons of the late Rev. Joseph Corkey, M.A., LL.D., Glendermott….

The following extract is from The Lisburn Herald, Saturday, June 10 1916.

Rev D S Corkey Recovering

The many friends of Rev. D.S. Corkey B.A., minister of Dundrod, and chaplain to the forces, will be glad to know that he is making a rapid recovery from his wounds. He has been for some time in Lady Northcliffe’s Hospital for Officers in London, but has so far recovered that he has been granted leave, and is at present recruiting his strength in Scotland. The Chaplain-General to the troops, Rev. J.M. Simms, D.D., C.M.G., K.H.C., has expressed a strong wish that Mr. Corkey should return to France when he has recovered. The colonel of the battalion with which he was serving (11th Battalion Royal Scots) has written to say that he is an irreparable loss to the battalion, and all ranks miss him dreadfully. The Divisional General has also taken a deep interest in Captain Corkey’s welfare, and requested him to come back as soon as he is quite fit. He says the regiment needs spiritual reinforcement as much as any form of ammunition.

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