Awards & Titles:
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
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Lt Col Dr Cyril Dudley Hely Corbett was a Bensonian who arrived at the Wellington School in 1896.
He became a school prefect before going up to University College Oxford and then to to St Thomas's Hospital, qualifying as a doctor. During his time at St Thomas's Hospital he was initiated into Cheselden Lodge No 2870, the lodge associated with the hospital, and became a founder of the Old Wellingtonian Lodge at its consecration on 9th October 1909.
He served in the RAMC and was sent to France in 1916 to take command of a brigade of the Royal flying Corps, an extremely unusual appointment for an RAMC officer. After nine months he reverted to medical duties, being appointed to a base hospital for the treatment of pilots. This formed one of his major professional interests and in 1918 he published "A study of the reaction of pilots and observers to diminished oxygen pressure."
He died suddenly from influenza whilst in charge of the hospital in 1918. According to his probate record, at the time of his death he was at the Felix Hotel, Felixstowe, Suffolk. He was 37. His remained are interred at Golders Green Crematorium.
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|Joined :||Old Wellingtonian No. 3404 E.C.||London|
18th January 1907
15th March 1907
17th May 1907
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
Website : Old Wellingtonian (Heroum Filii) Lodge No. 3404 Researcher : Tom Hawley