Patrick CORBEY

Regimental number435
Place of birthPerth Scotland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPolice constable
AddressHerston, Bronston Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Corbey, Bronston Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 3, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll435B
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 31 January 1919

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion during the attack near LE VERGUIER, 18th September 1918. As Transport Sergeant, he displayed great skill and brave determination in getting his limbers forward with ammunition and rations to the front line under heavy shell fire and exposed to heavy bombing from enemy aeroplanes. By his skilful coolness he saved many casualties and never once failed to get his ammunition etc. to its destination. He has given long and excellent service with the Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Croix de Guerre, British War Medal, Victory Medal