Cyril Corner

A picture of Cyril Corner, on holiday in Antibes, which was published in ‘The Review’ at December, 1964.

Cyril Corner joined the Staff of Hackney Downs School in 1947 becoming, in due time, Head of French. Mr. Corner had suffered badly as a P.O.W. at the hands of the Japanese following his capture in Burma during World War II. He served in the Durham Light Infantry.

He was a very popular member of the staff and had been the instigator of School Journeys to St.Malo (from 1950) which many former pupils will remember.

Sadly, in 1964 at the age of only 47, his life was cut short by illness. This photograph was published in ‘The Review’ along with a tribute written by Joe Brearley, a fellow Yorkshireman.

Cyril Corner