Elwin Charles CORK

Regimental number628
Date of birth14 November 1893
Place of birthWellington, New South Wales
AddressThe Willows, Lyndhurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Lebater, The Willows, Lyndhurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRosebery Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentL/SGT
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Discharge date3 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Wounded in action (date not recorded) (shell wound, left knee); transferred to hospital 23 August 1915; admitted to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 30 August 1915 (synovitis), and transferred same day to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital; discharged to Base from Lowlands Division Casualty Clearing Station, 21 September 1915.

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, Cairo, 24 September 1915 (dysentery); transferred to Mena Convalescent Depot, 24 September 1915.

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, 12 November 1915 (tonsilitis); discharged to Base Details, Aerodrome, 17 November 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 January 1916.

Proceeded to join Western Frontier Force (anti-Senussi uprising), 14 January 1916.

Apointed Corporal, Romani, 9 May 1916; Temporary Sergeant, 5 August 1916; Sergeant, 8 November 1916.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 4 June 1917; rejoined unit, 7 June 1917.

Detached to School of Instruction, 22 September 1917; rejoined unit, 14 October 1917 (range-finding course not completed).

Embarked Alexandria, 24 May 1918; disembarked Southampton, 5 June 1918.

Joined No 2 S[chool] of M[ilitary] A[eronautics], Oxford, 5 July 1918, for training as Flying Officer (Pilot), and appointed Cadet.

Posted to RAF Armament School, Uxbridge, 17 August 1918.Taken on strength, 8th Training Squadron, 25 September 1918.

Marched out to 1st Australian Wing, Tetbury, 24 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kaiser i Hind', 6 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 19 June 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 3 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Eluri Charles CORK.
Date of death20 August 1969
Age at death75
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORK Elwin Charles