George Gordon Corkhill was born at Birkenhead in 1895.
 
He was the son of George Corkhill and Mary Jane (nee Cunningham) who were married on the 30th December 1894 at St.Johnís C.of E. Church, Birkenhead.
 
1901 Census Ė 33 Conway Street/1 Walton Street, Birkenhead - Parents George and Mary with George G, Alice, David and Mary. 
 
1911 Census -11 Tennyson Street, Bootle - Parents George and Mary with children Gordon, Alice, Mary, William, David, Ruth and Jack - They had been married 17 years with 9 children born and 7 still alive 
 
George was a pre-War Territorial. His service records have survived. They show he enlisted on the 24th April 1911, aged 17 years, when he was 5ft 5 inches tall, with a 35 inch chest. He was a factory hand at the Diamond Match Works, his address was 11 Tennyson Street and his next of kin was his father of the same address.
 
In 1919 his parents and siblings William David, John, George, Alice, Mary, Ruth, Ethel and Elizabeth were all still alive.
 
Report on his death appeared in the Liverpool Echo on the 9th June 1915. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
BOOTLE EMPLOYEE'S END.
   Private George Corkhill, age twenty-two, of Tennyson-street, Bootle, who was killed in Flanders on May 16, was formerly employed by the Parks and Baths Committee of the Bootle Corporation,
   He was a member of the Territorial Force of the 7th King's for four years prior to the outbreak of war. He was to have been married last Christmas, but the ceremony was postponed.
   For some time Private Corkhill was a member of St.Leonard's Church, Bootle.

Liverpool Echo 9th June 1915