Allan Obed CORREY


CORREY, Allan Obed

Service Number: 329
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Concord' New South Wales, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Concord, Canada Bay, New South Wales
Schooling: Concord' New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 26 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
(Plot XXIII, Row A, Grave No. 4
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World War 1 Service

18 Oct 1914: Involvement Sergeant, SN 329, 1st Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Sergeant, SN 329, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney
26 Sep 1917: Involvement Lieutenant, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

Family history

Allan Correy was my great uncle on my mother’s side
He was fondly remembered as Uncle Cherry by my grandmother Doris Grimsley (née Correy)
His father was the Mayor of Concord at the time of his death and he owned the famous Correy gardens on the river at Cabarita
Allan enlisted at 17 and died of terrible wounds aged just 21
The whole family was devastated by his loss according to Doris
I’m sure this is absolutely consistent with many other families at the time
His brother my great uncle Ron Correy who I got to know well when I was young often spoke about Cherry
Thanks to Uncle Cherry and to all the other Australian men and women who sacrificed themselves for us in many parts of the world over many different conflicts
We should all be very grateful for what they did and respectfully remember them for eternity
Ken Collin
Now residing in Auckland NZ

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