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Louie CORCORAN

Regimental number48
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressLake Street, Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Andrews, Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Place of enlistmentTamworth, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Discharge date1 March 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Brisbane, 2 June 1915.

Temporarily transferred to 2nd Light Horse Regiment and taken on strength, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from 'Ionian', 26 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation); returned to 11th Light Horse Regiment and taken on strength, Heliopolis, 22 February 1916; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Tel-el-Kebir, 26 February 1916; moved out to Serapeum, 17 May 1916.

Found guilty in Alexandria, 4 July 1916, of (1) refusing to obey an order, (2) striking a non-commissioned officer of the military, (3) violently resisting escort, 20 June 1916: awarded 3 months' Field Punishment No 1 (1 month remitted, 5 July 1916); discharged from 'Gabbari Prison', Alexandria, 28 July 1916. Taken on strength, 3rd Training Regiment, Moascar, 22 August 1916. Detached to Imperial Camel Corps and taken on strength, Abbassia, 9 September 1916. Detached to 13th Company, 20 October 1918, and taken on strength, Windless Hill, 23 October 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Anzac Bn, 11 November 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, Ismalia, 3 May 1916; discharged to duty, Sinai Peninsula, 13 May 1916. Transferred to 4th Anzac Battalion and taken on strength, 16 March 1917; returned to 3rd Anzac Battalion and taken on strength, 20 August 1917. Transferred to 4th Anzac Battalion and taken on strength, 30 December 1917.

Admitted to New Zealand MA Field Ambulance, 29 March 1918; transferred to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 30 March 1918; to Casualty Clearing Station, 31 March 1918; to 75th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 March 1918; to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 March 1918; to 43rd Stationary Hospital, 4 March 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 5 March 1918; to 14th Australian Stationary Hospital, Port Said, 6 April 1918; to ADMS, Cairo, 4 July 1918; marched into 5th Brigade Depot, Moascar, 19 July 1918; marched into 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 24 July 1918; moved out, 29 July 1918; marched into 11th Light Horse Regiment and taken on strength, 31 July 1918.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 3 August 1918 (laceration, arm); transferred to Australian Receiving Station, 9 August 1918; to 34th Casualty Clearing Station, 10 August 1918; to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, Moascar, 15 August 1918; to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 16 August 1918; discharged to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 22 August 1918; marched out to unit, 28 October 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 18 November 1918 (not yet determined). Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 18 April 1919; discharged to unit, 19 April 1919.

Embarked Kantara on HT 'Morvada', 20 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 August 1919. Discharged Brisbane, 1 March 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORCORAN Louie

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