Regimental number2853
Place of birthArmagh, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o Robert McMahon, Standard Dining Rooms Stanley Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Patrick Corr, 16 English Street, Armagh, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 11 August 1915 - 9th Rfcts 15 btn; TOS, 15 Btn 13 NOvember 1915; 47 Btn 3 March 1916; 4 Pioneer Btn 16 March 1916; died of bronchial pneumonia.
FateDied of disease 9 October 1918
Age at death31
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row AA, Grave No. 88), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Marched out of Zeitoun, Egypt, 31 October 1915.

Embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 4 November 1915; taken on strength of 15th Bn, Gallipoli, 13 November 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Anzac, 4 December 1915; transferred to No 13 Casualty Clearing Station, 5 December 1915 (debility); to Canadian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 7 December 1915; to Lowland's Casualty Clearing Station, 8 December 1915; marched into Anzac Advanced Base, Mudros, 11 December 1915; rejoined 15th Bn, Mudros, 19 December 1915.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 47th Bn, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 3 March 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 4th Pioneer Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 March 1916.

Found guilty, 19 April 1916, of refusing to obey an order: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 11 June 1916.

Transferred to 49th Bn, 17 July 1916; taken on strength of 49th Bn, 18 July 1916.

Found guilty, 26 July 1916, of insolence to a superior officer: award, forfeits 4 days' pay.

Attached to 4th Divisional Mule Transport, 30 November 1916; rejoined unit, 6 December 1916.

On leave to England, 23 December 1916.

Marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 29 March 1917.

Admitted to No 51 General Hospital, 31 March 1917 (gonorrhoea); discharged to Detention Compound, 22 May 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 53 days.

Marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 23 May 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 24 May 1917; rejoined 49th Bn, 25 May 1917.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 3 June 1917, on a charge of while on active service, being absent without leave from 11 January 1917, until 18 January 1917: found Guilty: sentenced to 60 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 77 days' pay.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 22 June 1917, on a charges of (1) deserting His Majesty's service on 7 June 1917; (2) being absent without leave 1530 hours, 7 June 1917, until 1100 hours, 8 June 1917: found Guilty: sentenced to 15 years' penal servitude.

Admitted to No 1 Military Prison, Rouen, 13 July 1917.

Sentence commuted to 2 years' imprisonment with hard labour, 29 July 1917.

Sentence suspended, 7 August 1918, and entrained for unit the same day; rejoined 49th Bn, 12 August 1918.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 5 October 1918, and transferred to No 41 Stationary Hospital, Pont Remy, the same day (pyrexia of unknown origin).

Died, 9 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORR John