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Francis Henry CORRY

Regimental number4667
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFisherman
AddressEchuca, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33.9
Height5' 7"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Francis Corry, Barmah, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 December 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 24), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Minnie CORRY, Percy Street, Echuca, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 3068 Driver Archibald Arthur CORRY, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1919; 1837 Pte James Joseph CORRY, 3rd Pioneer Bn, killed in action, 26 July 1917; 4400 Sergeant Vivian Charles CORRY, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 18 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Melbourne, 16 December 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 18 February 1917; marched into 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 19 February 1917.

Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 18 March 1917; discharged from hospital and rejoined 8th Training Bn, 5 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 October 1917; taken on strength, 29th Bn, in the field, 26 October 1917.

Killed in action (shell fire), 12 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORRY Francis Henry
Red Cross File 0810403G

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