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William James CORBETT

Regimental number2039
Place of birthBowling Alley Point, New South Wales
SchoolBowling Alley Point, NSW
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBowling Alley Point via Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Patrick Corbett, Bowling Alley Point via Tamworth, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A6 Clan Mccorquodale on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Squadron Engineers
FateDied of disease 23 March 1919
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row M, Grave No. 232), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Mary CORBETT
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2038 Driver John Henry CORBETT, 2nd Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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