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Regimental number1467
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
SchoolNo. 34 Humpfray Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address254 Napier Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Richard Cornish, 117 Humphrey Street, E Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 12 October 1916

FateDied of wounds 29 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Mary CORNISH, 6 Stanley Road, South Yarra, Victoria. Native of Ballarat East

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He performed consistent good work under fire, and set a splendid example of courage and determination throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

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