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Edward Arthur CORIN

Regimental number3715
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDriver
AddressCanterbury Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 2.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, C.H. Corin, Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingBattle of Fromelles, France
Age at death24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Found guilty, Zeitoun, 25 February 1916, of neglecting a Battalion Order by leaving camp improperly dressed: award, fined 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant.

Allotted to, and proceeded to join, 59th Bn from 2nd Training Bn, Zeitoun, 26 February 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916.

Now, 15 September 1916, to be reported as 'Wounded and Missing in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Now, 24 October 1916, to be reported as 'Missing, 19 July 1916'.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on B.103, 'presumed to be buried in No Man's Land approx at 5J9043 to 5K0251 Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORIN Edward Arthur
Red Cross file 801110
Red Cross file 1570906

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