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Joseph CORR

Regimental number211
Place of birthTyrone, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
Address41 Whitehall Road, Bournbank, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 6.25"
Weight184 lbs
Next of kinMrs M Corr, 41 Whitehall Road, Bournbank, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateDischarged 26 February 1917
Discharge date26 February 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez from HMAT 'Ascanius', 7 December 1915.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 March 1916, nd transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital (venereal disease); to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel-el-Kebir, 11 March 1916; to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 12 March 1916; discharged to duty, 3 April 1916; marched into Overseas Base, Giza, and posted to 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 4 April 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Tel-el-Kebir, 14 May 1916; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 15 May 1916 (myocarditis); discharged to duty, 7 May 1918; rejoined unit, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMAT 'Tunisian' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to Divisional Rest Station, 17 July 1916; transferred to Cunard Casualty Clearing Station, 18 July 1916; to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, Boulogne, 22 July 1916 (pyrexia); to Ambulance Train '17', 23 July 1916, and admitted to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereaux; transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 26 July 1916. Transferred to Base Details; discharged to 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 1 August 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, 7 October 1916 (rheumatism). Embarked Calais on HS 'Dieppe' and proceeded to England, 14 October 1916; taken on strength of No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 17 October 1916; granted furlough, 18 October 1916. Marched into No 1 Command Depot from furlough, 3 November 1916.

Found guilty at Perham Downs, 3 November 1916, of being absent without leave, 3.00 am, 1 November, to 3.45 pm, 2 November 1916: awarded 7 days' confinement; forfeited total of 2 days' pay; reported from furlough, 6 November 1916 (Class C); marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 November 1916. Discharged from Australian Imperial Force as being permanently unfit for war service at home or abroad, London, 26 February 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORR Joseph

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