Aubrey James Robert CORNELL

Regimental number7227
Place of birthAlbury New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressBurren Junction, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs 0 S M CornelL, Burren Junction PO, Burren Junction, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 23 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Medal

'During the advance on the 18th September, 1918, near LE VERGUIER, heavy machine gun fire was encountered when approaching the final objective. Private CORNELL on his own initiative organised a party and creeping forward bombed the enemy gunners, and captured two machine guns and several prisoners. private CORNELL's gallant and resourceful action enabled the remainder of his Company to gain the objective without any further casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal