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Eric CORNEY

Regimental number601
Date of birth--/01/1894
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
AddressCroydon, Soudan Street, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinBrother, Bertram Corney, Croydon, Soudan Street, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF57
Promotion date: 18 March 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF57
Promotion date: 16 August 1916

Captain


Unit: INF57
Promotion date: 1 November 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 19 February 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919

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