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Thomas Edison Spurgeon CORRY

Regimental number122
Place of birthNorth Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolState School, School of Music, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMechanic
AddressBrougham Place, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Annie Maria Corry, Brougham Place, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military service28th Signal Company Army Engineers; CMF Signal Troop
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateDied of wounds 09-10 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 12), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Family/military connectionsBrother: medical officer with British Army Medical Corps
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded, Gallipoli (no date); died of wounds on board HS 'Neuralia' between Gallipoli and Malta, 10 August 1915 (gun shot wound, abdomen).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORRY Thomas Edison Spurgeon

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