James Montagu Christian (Monty) CORLETTE DSO, CdeC, LdH, CMG

CORLETTE, James Montagu Christian

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 28 August 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 2nd Division Engineers
Born: Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia, 25 March 1880
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School and the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Surveyor
Died: Natural causes, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 11 December 1969, aged 89 years
Cemetery: Newcastle Memorial Park, Beresfield, New South Wales
Loggia Court 1 T/147
Memorials: Newcastle Hunter District Water Supply & Sewerage Board Roll of Honour, Newcastle Surf Club Life Saving Brigade Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, Officer, 1st Field Company Engineers
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Captain, 1st Field Company Engineers, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '5' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Afric embarkation_ship_number: A19 public_note: ''
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Captain, 1st Field Company Engineers, HMAT Afric, Sydney
31 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Division Engineers

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Canon J C Corlett and Mrs F E Corlette, Calypso Avenue, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Legion D'Honneur : Croix de Chevalier (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Mr. J. M. C. Corlette, well-known Newcastle engineer, is a member of a family which has long associations with the Hunter Valley. He was born at Ashfield, Sydney, and was the son of the late Rev. Canon J. C. Corlette, D.D. The latter's father was one' of the officers of the Australian Agricultural Company, and was elected to the first Municipal (Borough) Council in Newcastle. Mr. J. M. C. Corlette was educated at Sydney Grammar School and Sydney University. For 20 years he was Chief Engineer to the Hunter District Water Board. He designed and constructed the Tomago sandbeds water  supply and many other large water supply works. He is a past president of the Institution of Civil Engineers (Northern Division), and was awarded the Warren Memorial Prize, 1945, and the P. N.  Russell Memorial Medal. 1946, for his contributions to the science and Practice of engineering. Mr. Corlette had more than 30 years' active conmmnissioned service with the Australian Military Forces
and served throughout World War I, during which he attained the rank of Lieut.-Colonel. He served for two years in World War II.