James Allan CORNEY

CORNEY, James Allan

Service Number: 991
Enlisted: 22 November 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Coolgardie, Western Australia, 1897
Home Town: Renmark, Renmark Paringa, South Australia
Schooling: Brown Hill School, Kalgoorlie and Adelaide High School
Occupation: Student Teacher
Died: Killed in Action, Messines, Belgium, 6 July 1917
Cemetery: Messines Ridge British Cemetery
VC 37, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Messines, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kadina War Memorial Arch, Men from Renmark and District Roll of Honor Boards (4), South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

22 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 991, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 991, 43rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Afric embarkation_ship_number: A19 public_note: ''
9 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 991, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
6 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 991, 43rd Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 991 awm_unit: 43rd Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1917-07-06


The Advertiser Thursday 02 August 1917 page 5

Mr. and Mrs. Corney, of Renmark, have received news that their only son was killed in action on the Western front on July 6. Lance-Corporal James Allan Corney, was born at Coolgardie, Western Australia, in 1897 and carne to this State at the age of 10. He was educated for a school teacher and completed his three years training at the Adelaide High School, where he gained his junior, senior, and higher public certificates. He enlisted from there in December, 1915, at the age of l8. He was a signaller and sailed on June 9, 1916. He had four months' training in England, and obtained a first-class gunner's certificate. He had been in the firing line since December, 1916. Lance-Corporal Corney was a nephew of Mrs. M. Townsend, Largs Bay, and was well known in that part, also at Kadina. He was highly esteemed.

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Son of Thomas CORNEY and Christina nee ALLAN