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Frank Robertson CORNEY

Date of birth9 November 1894
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.11
Height5' 9"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lucy Keziah Corney, 7 Princess Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. Although wounded, he led his men with great courage and determination, capturing and consolidating the enemy's trenches. He remained with his men for twelve hours.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Discharge date2 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: [1764] Lt Hubert Hume CORNEY MM, 21st Bn, killed in action, 9 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 18 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 4 September 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Melbourne, 2 November 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORNEY Frank Robertson

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