Sergt. Corris Died A Hero Article


Recopied Article
September 12, 1918

The Evening Record

Sergt. Corris Died A Hero
Former Hackensack Boy Dies Just Before Date for His Commission
Sergt Louis W. Corris, a former Hackensack boy, was killed in action on August 27.
Young Corris was with the Canadians. He tried to join the American army before this country entered the war, and was rejected, but was told if he underwent an operation he would be accepted. He had the operation performed almost a the cost of his life. He again tried to enlist, but he was rejected the second time. Hearing of the terrible invasion of Belgium he was determined to enlist.
He then went to Canada and was accepted in the month of February, 1916, going overseas soon after. This young hero-who was only 19 years old at the time of enlistment-took part in the battle of Arras when Vimy Ridge was captured; also in the battle of Paschaendele and most all of the large struggles.
Sergnt Corris received several wounds, three of which sent him to the hospital, but after each discharge was returned to the trenches. After one of the battles he was decorated with a medal for bravery.
Young Corris was attached to the famous Guards division and was a member of the battalion known as the "Fighting 10th." Previous to his death there remained six of the original 19th, who received the nickname "the hard to Die." This young man entered as a private and was to receive his commission as a lieutenant on September 1, just four days after his death.
He is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret, and two brothers, Joseph and Raymond.