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Regimental number6778
Place of birthEnnis, Co Clare, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHillbrook via Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 8.5"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John Corbett, Co Clare, Ireland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 February 1917
Place of enlistmentArarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 June 1918
Discharge date17 August 1918
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Melbourne, 11 May 1917. Admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 27 May 1917; discharged from hospital, 31 May 1917 (no details recorded); Found guilty, 20 June 1917, of, in Cape Town, (1) drunk (2) absent without leave from 10.30 pm, 20 June, till arrested by the Civil Police at 11.10 pm, 20 June 1917: awarded 48 hours' detention. Disembarked Devonport, England, 29 July 1917.

Marched in to 6th Training Bn, 20 July 1917; to 5th Training Bn, Fovant, 22 April 1918; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia for discharge (overage) on board 'Barambah', 6 June 1918; absent without leave, Cape Town; re-embarked on board 'Essex'; disembarked Sydney, 7 July 1918, for onward travel to Melbourne; discharged, 17 August 1918.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORBETT William

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