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Pearl Elizabeth CORKHILL

Place of birthTilba Tilba, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTilba Tilba, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Francis Hawbrey Corkhill, Tilba Tilba, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentStaff Nurse
Unit name1st Australian General Hospital Special Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSister
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Nursing Service
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919

Military Medal

'For courage and devotion on the occasion of an enemy air raid. She continued to attend to the wounded without any regard to her own safety, though ememy air-craft were overhead. Her example was of the greatest value in allaying the alarm of patients.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1319 Lt Norman Blake CORKHILL, 5th Machine Gun Bn, Effective abroad (still overseas).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Form B103 missing for service prior to October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 24 January 1919; arrived Melbourne, 14 March 1919, for onward travel by sea to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), 22 June 1919.

Medals, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORKHILL Pearl Elizabeth

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