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Hector Merton CORNISH

Regimental number606
Place of birthSouth Melbourne Victoria
SchoolDorcus State School, South Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationPrinter
Address9 Oxley Road, Glenferrie, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Joseph Cornish, 9 Oxley Road, Glenferrie, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceCitizen Forces
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
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.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 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 RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 March 1917
Place of death or woundingNear Bapaume
Age at death21.11
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 1), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth CORNISH, Johnson Street, Glenferrie, VIctoria. Native of South Melbourne, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: Lt Richard Cornish DCM, deceased
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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