Leslie Robert “Les” Corbett

Leslie Robert “Les” Corbett

Birth
Allen, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 12 Nov 2000 (aged 87)
Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA
Burial Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA
Memorial ID 96732297 · View Source
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Leslie Robert Corbett was born 27 Oct 1913 to parents Flora Leah (Holeman) and William Harvey Corbett in rural Allen, Ok.

The family moved from Oklahoma to Texas between 1923 and 1930. The family lived in McLennan County, TX where their father drove a teams of mules delivering water.

Leslie enlisted for WWII on 14 Apr 1942 while resided in McLennan County, Texas. Les was in 342nd Combat Engineers. Mostly served in Belgium and France. His outfit built roads and hangars. He told about hiding in the water under a bridge across the Muse (sp?) river at night when they were being fired on. Les's main job was driving a supply truck. He learned that war had ended when he was the lead truck on a road in Belgium and a farm lady came out waving a hankercheif and standing in road to stop the convoy of trucks. She told them the war was over. He had to stay in Belgium for 2 months after war was over waiting for transport home.
He married Elsie M. Boxler in 1964, after many years of being single. They lived many years in Henderson, Nevada.
He worked for El Paso Natural Gas company for 30 years.
The military story was told to nephew Allen Corbett.

Leslie had a great humor. He & I had a chance to get reacquainted in his later life, as we visited over the phone about our lives and family histories.

VA Memorial service on Friday, at 11 am at Gunther's Funeral Home, Hawthorne Nevada. He was to be cremated.

This is posted by niece Carol Corbett (daughter of Paul Corbett).


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  • Created by: Corbett Ellis-Jones
  • Added: 8 Sep 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 96732297
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leslie Robert “Les” Corbett (27 Oct 1913–12 Nov 2000), Find a Grave Memorial no. 96732297, citing Hawthorne Cemetery, Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Corbett Ellis-Jones (contributor 46820766) .