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Anthony Patrick McGillis was the birth father of John Corbett.



McGillis was born in or around the area of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He later married Anne-Marie Fitzpatrick, and had a son, John McGillis in 1979. He was active during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. McGillis is said to have died in 1984 at the hands of an Loyalist paramilitary group in retribution for Irish Republican Paramilitary killings. His wife later blamed the Irish Republican Paramilitary higher chain of command for getting him killed. Which then led her to passing information to the Police.

In 1989 his son John was adopted by Anthony's sister, Sorcha McGillis and her husband Robert Corbett, and moved to Liverpool.


Court records show that when he was alive he worked as a carpenter.