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The Airmen's Stories - P/O M C Corner


Malcolm Charles Corner was born in 1907 in Westmount, Quebec, Canada, the son of Edward Atkinson Corner (1879-1950) and Sarah Jane Corner (nee McElroy 1884-1945).

His father was from London, England but it seems his mother was Canadian.

MC Corner married Myrtle Jones on 17th October 1931 in Verdun, Quebec.

He volunteered for aircrew duties in the RAF, travelled to England and was commissioned as a direct-entry Air Gunner in April 1940.

After completing his training he joined 264 Squadron, operating Defiants from Kirton-in-Lindsey, in September 1940.

He flew with the squadron in the Battle of Britain and his last operational sortie with it was made on 24th August 1940. Corner joined 141 Squadron at Gatwick on 2nd October but flew no operational sorties with it up to 31st December 1940.



Corner transferred to the Admin and Special Duties Branch on 5th June 1941 and joined 142 squadron as Adjutant on 10th December 1941.

It is likely that because of his age he did not from then on hold any flying appointments.

Corner was a Squadron Leader, Chief Ground Instructor, Training wing at No.1 SFTS when he died at Ambala, India on 23rd April 1945 from Cardiac Failure, while being transported by ambulance to BMH Ambala.

Corner is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.



His younger brother Trooper Lloyd Atkinson Corner was killed serving with the South Alberta Regiment, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps on 12th October 1944 and lies in Schoonselhof Cemetery in Belgium.



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