Alfred George Corrigan

Name    Alfred George Corrigan

Number    Private 5565

Battalion      21st Battalion  

Place of Birth   Kent England

Next of Kin   His mother, Mrs. Sarah Jane Corrigan “Glenville” 14 Brewster Rd Leyton Essex. Later Miss L J Corrigan of Charlton London

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 15/5/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 21 years 4 months 5’7”, 118 pounds, blue eyes and dark brown hair

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   farm labourer

Date and place of death

He was missing in action on 3/5/1917 and declared to have been killed on that day at a Court of Enquiry held on 24/11/1917

Location of grave or memorial

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Memorial at Villers Bretonneux

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He worked for James Darling of Mardan

Military History

  • He attended a National School in Leyton Essex
  • His postal address was Post Office Leongatha
  • 15/5/16 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • 25/9/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Shropshire
  • 10/11/16 He disembarked Pymouth
  • 13/12/16 He went to France
  • 7/1/17 He marched in from Boulogne
  • 26/1/17 He joined his battalion
  • 12/4/17 He was sick in hospital
  • 15/4/17He went to the Field Ambulance
  • 22/4/17 He was discharged to duty
  • 23/4/17 He joined his unit
  • 3/5/17 He went missing in action
  • 24/11/17 A Court of Enquiry declared he was killed on 3/5/17
  • A statement by Cpl. McQueen of Western Australia of the 21st Battalion

“I saw Pt. Corrigan before going into action but never saw him again. Some men of the same company said they believed he was taken prisoner. Counter signed Frank Gill

  • Miss Corrigan received medals, the plaque and scroll

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