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Regimental number897
Date of birth--/08/1888
Place of birthMount Gambier South Australia
SchoolBurrungull State School, South Australia
Other trainingNil
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway guard
AddressBurrungull, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Corcoran, Burrungull, via Mount Gambier, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF10
Promotion date: 5 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Great courage and determination in assisting to re-organise Company under heavy shell fire, and in leading Platoon.(East of Ypres)'
Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
Recommendation date: 7 October 1917

Military Cross

'Courage and determination in re-organisation and leadership of Company under heavy fire, greatly assisting success of operations.(East of Ypres)'
Mention in Despatches awarded (see above entry).
Recommendation date: 7 October 1917

Military Cross

'Work from 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918, especially during Ypres operations.'
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateDied of wounds 30 May 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Margaret CORCORAN, Tantanoola, South Australia. Native of Mt. Gambier, South Australia

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Family/military connectionsNil
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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