Stirling David CORBY

CORBY, Stirling David

Service Numbers: 559, 2797
Enlisted: 25 August 1914, Kensington, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Young, NSW, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Parkes, Parkes, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Death attributed to War Service, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 13 February 1924, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Rookwood General Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia
Zone C Anglican Section 7 Grave 1936
Memorials: New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis), Parkes District Roll of Honor, Parkes Methodist Church Roll of Honor, Parkes Methodist Church Roll of Honour, Wagga Wagga Victory Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 559, 4th Infantry Battalion, Kensington, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 559, 4th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 559, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
5 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2797, 4th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
30 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, 2797, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
30 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, 2797, 4th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of T Corby, c/o J Dean, Mitchell Street, Parkes, New South Wales

Recruiting Sergeant S. Corby, of Grenfell, paid Goolagong a visit last week. Sergeant Corby was a member of the landing party at Gallipoli, on the  historic 25th April, 1915. He was invalided home on two occasions and subsequently discharged as medically unfit for further military service.

Mr. George Corby, of Yass Road, Cootamundra, received the sad news today of the death of his brother, Sergeant Sterling Corby, aged 29, who  died in the Prince of Wales' Hospital, Randwick, after a long and painful illness, from the effects of the Great War. Sergt. Corby saw service at  Gallipoli, was invalided home to Australia, and went back again to serve Bang and country. The late Sergeant was one of the first to offer his  services when the war broke out. After being invalided home the second time, he was recruiting officer in Wagga, where he became very popular. The late sergeant had two brothers George, who volunteered twice, and Lardley, who also offered for service to his county. We sympathise with  the sergeant's family in their sad bereavement. A widow and three young children survive.

CORBY - In loving memory of our dear brother, Sterling David Corby, who died Feburary 13th, 1924

As long as life and memory last

We will remember thee.

Inserted by his loving sister and brother Leath and Laid.