Corry Family Tree

Bristol, Southampton & Dublin

Ronald Kenneth Napier CORRY (1915 - 1972)
Saturday 25th September 1915
The Common, Cranleigh, Surrey
Saturday 25th July 1942
Yatton Parish Church, Yatton, Somerset
1946 - Sheila Ann - Clevedon, Somerset
1950 - John Michael - Bristol
Friday, 4th February 1972
13 Walliscote Road, Henleaze, Bristol
Photo Gallery

Ronald Kenneth Napier CORRY was born on Saturday 25th September 1915 in Cranleigh a village in Surrey. He was born the son of Ernest CORRY an ironmonger's fitter. His mother was Eveline Maud JOHNS a "sewing machinist".

He served in the Gloucestershire Regiment on searchlights during World War II having been diagnosed with a heart condition that prevented his serving abroad. According to his wife this condition was caused by illness (scarlet or rheumatic fever) when he was young and exacerbated by the army training.


This is the earliest known photograph of Ronald Kenneth Napier, he is sitting on the lap of his mother. It was taken in October 1916 and is inscribed " With love from Evelyn, Ern, Freda and Ken". It shows his father, mother, sister Phyllis Freda and "Ken" aged 13 months.

This was also the last known picture (known to me that is) of Ernest CORRY who seems to have disappeared off the face of the planet after this. I am unable to trace a death certificate or any military record despite his wearing of an army uniform in this photograph - for more information see the section on Ernest.


Photograph was taken by Geo. S Moore, General Photographer,
69 Denmark Hill, London SE 5, Tel Brixton 1466
( Source - British Phone Books 1880 - 1984)
Rose Cottage, Cranleigh - birthplace of Ronald Kenneth Napier CORRY
(Taken in 1969)
He married Vera Elizabeth Elliott on Saturday 25th July 1942 at Yatton Parish Church, he was shown as living in Yatton at the time. His sister Phyllis Freda (always known as Freda) lived in Yatton so maybe that was a temporary address.
Left probably Evelyn Maud CORRY, the Bride, the Groom, Freda with husband Ron Hext, unknown
The Bride and Groom

After they were married they lived in a number of addresses, RKN being posted to different locations. The first address was at 7 Copse Road, Clevedon and then he was posted to Cromer, Norfolk. They lived in a number of houses in and around Cromer, the main one being The Manor House Farm, Overstrand. During this time they sub-let the flat in Clevedon and when the war ended in 1945, they briefly stayed with RKN's mother in Yatton and then returned to the flat in Clevedon when it was vacated. It was here that their first child was born - Sheila Ann on 14th February 1946.

In 1950 they moved to 13 Walliscote Road, Henleaze, Bristol where their second child John Michael was born on 20th July 1950.

  This is a photograph of his colleagues at J.S. Fry & Sons, 1958. RKN is standing top right  
About this time RKN joined J.S. Fry & Sons as a Commercial Representative and he stayed with them until he died in 1972 only 56 years old. His heart condition was the cause of this early death.