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Regimental number2624
Place of birthBallandine, Co Mayo, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressLeichardt Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Corcoran, Munna Creek via Gympie, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Poceeded to join 9th Bn, 27 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 23 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left thigh); admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, 26 July 1916; transferred to England, 28 July 1916, and admitted to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge (wound: serious); to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 3 November 1916; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 November 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; discharged, Brisbane, 7 November 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORCORAN Bernard

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