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James Allen CORNEY

Regimental number991
Place of birthCoolgardie Western Australia
SchoolAdelaide High School, South Australia
OccupationPupil teacher
AddressRenmark, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christina Corney, Renmark, South Australia
Enlistment date22 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death19.10
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 37), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Christina CORNEY, Renmark, South Australia. Native of Kadina, South Australia
Family/military connectionsThree cousins: A. Townsend, 10 Btn, Sgt W.J. Mitchell and R. Smith 13 Reinf. 27 Btn; killed in France
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Place of burialMessines Ridge Cemetery (V. C. 37.), Belgium

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