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Anthony Purdon Hagarty CORLEY

Date of birth16 March 1877
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Other trainingMedical practitioner
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressMilitary Head Quarters, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs P A Corley, Military Headquarters, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Light Horse, Pingelly District, Western Australia, 1904-07.
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name11th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion


Unit: 11th Battalion
Promotion date: 26 July 1915

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGraduated in England in 1902 (MD, MB, BS); moved to Perth in 1902; served as Government Medical Officer in Fiji in 1907; married in East Melbourne, 24 February 1908.
FateKilled in Action 17 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death17 September 1915
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 5), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Killed bg a Turkish sniper while inspectiny a section of the Battalion's trenches.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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