Pat Corbin
Pat Corbin
Birth: 17 March 1911
Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Death: 17 November 2020
Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK
Age: 109 years, 245 days
Country: JerseyJER United Kingdom UK
Centenarian

Elsie Mary "Pat" Corbin (17 March 1911 – 17 November 2020) was a British centenarian and the current oldest person ever born in Jersey.

Biography

Pat Corbin was born in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK on 17 March 1911. She was christened Elsie, but as she was born on St Patrick’s Day her father decided to call her Pat.

Pat married John Corbin in the 1940s and together they travelled to South Africa and Canada among other places. John died in 1970.

During the Second World War, Pat joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), the women’s branch of the British Army and by the end of the war she had been made a lieutenant.

After the war ended and the Channel Islands were liberated from German occupation, Pat and her late brother Ron boarded the first boat going across from Plymouth to St Helier. There they were reunited with their mother and father who they hadn’t seen for six years. Pat’s father had been imprisoned by German soldiers for having a crystal radio hidden at his home.

Her family puts her longevity down to "good genes", with many of her relatives living into their nineties. She moved to Zetland Court in February 2017.

Pat Corbin died in Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK on 17 November 2020 at the age of 109 years, 245 days.

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