Leo James CORRIGAN

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CORRIGAN, Leo James

Service Numbers: 322, 500
Enlisted: 12 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Surrey Hills, New South Wales, 27 September 1895
Home Town: Waverley, Waverley, New South Wales
Schooling: Fort Street Public School
Occupation: Insurance clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Westhoek, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

12 Aug 1914: Enlisted Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Forces (New Guinea 1914), Private, SN 322, Sydney, New South Wales
19 Aug 1914: Embarked Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Forces (New Guinea 1914), Private, SN 322, 1st Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
19 Aug 1914: Involvement Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Forces (New Guinea 1914), Private, SN 322, 1st Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Mar 1915: Discharged Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Forces (New Guinea 1914), Private, SN 322
23 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 500, Liverpool, New South Wales
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 500, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
25 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 500, 18th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Jun 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 18th Infantry Battalion
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 18th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road

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Biography

"...Second Lieutenant Leo James Corrigan, 18th Battalion of Waverley, NSW... A clerk prior to enlistment, he embarked originally with the 1st Battalion, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF) on 19 August 1914, with the service number 322 and the rank of Private. He returned to Australia and enlisted in the AIF, embarking on HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915 with the service number 500 and the rank of Private. On 30 June 1917 he was promoted to the rank of 2nd Lt. On 20 September 1917 2nd Lt Corrigan was killed by a shell on Anzac Ridge forward of Westhoek, Belgium. He was aged 21 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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