Thomas Edison Spurgeon (Tom) CORRY


CORRY, Thomas Edison Spurgeon

Service Number: 122
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Keswick
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies
Born: North Adelaide, South Australia, 17 November 1894
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: State School, Adelaide & School of Music, Adelaide
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: Shrapnel wound to abdomen, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 10 August 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Postmaster General's Department WWI Honour Board , Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, North Adelaide Public School Roll of Honor, Postmaster General's Department Adelaide
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Sapper, SN 122, 1st Divisional Signal Company, Keswick
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Sapper, SN 122, 1st Divisional Signal Company, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Sapper, SN 122, 1st Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne
10 Aug 1915: Involvement Sapper, SN 122, 1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Thomas Edison Sprugeon CORRY was born on 17th November, 1894 in North Adelaide, South Australia

His parents were Samuel CORRY & Annie Maria LLOYD

He had previously served in the 28th Signal Company Army Engineers (CMF) before he enlisted in Keswick on 18th August, 1914 and embarked with the 1st Divisional Signal Company on the 20th October, 1914 from Melbourne on the HMAT Karroo

He was wounded with gunshot wounds to his abdomen  at Gallipoli and died of his wounds on board the Hospital Ship Neuralia between Gallipoli & Malta on 10th August, 1915 

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Lone Pine Memorial

Medals:  1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal