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Patrick CORKERY

Regimental number3429
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarrier
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight177 lbs
Next of kinSister, L Corkery, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 9 August 1915 and posted to 11th Rfcts 16 Btn, joined 7 March 1916; transferred to 4 Pioneers Btn 16 March 1916.
FateKilled in Action 3 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Place of burialLa Plus Douve Farm Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 11), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
173
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Teresa CORKERY. Native of Cork, Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 March 1916. Transferred to 4th Pioneer Bn, 16 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 11 June 1916.

Found guilty, 19 August 1916, of being absent without leave from 2 pm parade until 5 pm: awarded 168 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Killed in action, 3 June 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORKERY Patrick

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