Other names: Cornelius Thomas
Locations in this story: Sheffield, YorkshireAttercliffe cum Darnall, Sheffield, YorkshireChristchurch, HampshireFrance & FlandersFontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetBlandford, DorsetSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Cornelius Thomas Cusworth was born on 22 Jun 1894 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, the son of Cornelius Thomas Cusworth and Laura Cusworth (nee Summers). Cornelius's father died in 1898 and his mother went on to marry George South and she and the children lived with him at The Loders Inn, 143 Newhall Road, Attercliffe cum Darnall, Sheffield. Cornelius married Emma Jane Barnes in the Christchurch, Hampshire, Registry area in 1914. He had enlisted with the Kings Own Rifles (Royal Lancashire Regiment) as a Private (Service No. 14055). He served in France and Flanders with the 8th Battalion rising to the rank of Corporal. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal during this time as well as the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star following his discharge. He had given his address in the Absent Voters List as 54 West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He resumed civilian life by working in Blandford Dorset, as a Drapers Assistant but by 1931 had moved to become the licensee of The Bull Hotel, 11 Fisherton Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, and was registered there in the 1939 Register. His death was recorded in Salisbury in 1947.