Maurice CORIGLIANO

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CORIGLIANO, Maurice

Service Number: 2011
Enlisted: 1 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Beachport, South Australia, 15 October 1883
Home Town: Beachport, South Australia
Schooling: Beachport Public School
Occupation: Boatman
Died: Killed in Action (behind German lines), Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
(II. F. 14)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Beachport Rotunda*, National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2011, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2011, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT A28 Miltiades, Adelaide
7 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2011, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2011, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography

Pheasant Wood cemetery was opened in 2010 to house the remains of soldiers disinterred from the mass grave at Pheasant Wood in which British and Allied soldiers killed in the attack at Fromelles who fell behind German lines were interred. 

South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA: 1839 - 1900) Saturday 21 February 1891

BEACHPORT, February 20.

Maurice Corigliano, a boy seven years old, fell into deep water off the jetty to-day. A young man named Walter Pretty seeing children gesticulating, galloped up, threw himself of his horse, and went into the water instantly. He succeeded in rescuing the child almost dead, but it is now likely to recover. A sister of the same child was buried only yesterday.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48090982 (nla.gov.au)

The Narracoorte Herald (SA: 1875 - 1954) 24 February 1891

Nearly Drowned at Beachport.—A boy named Maurice Corigliano, seven years of age, was nearly drowned at Beachport on Friday last. He fell into the sea from off the jetty, and a young man named Walter Pretty, who happened to be riding past, rushed to the scene, and plunging into the water rescued the child in a dying state. Hopes are entertained that the boy will recover.   

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146834492 (nla.gov.au)

The Narracoorte Herald (SA: 1875 - 1954) Friday 8 September 1916

Mr. C. Congliano, Beachport, has received word that his son, Pte. Maurice Corigliano has been missing since July 20. He has three more sons fighting, two in the navy (one an officer on the Australia and one on the Sydney), and another in France since last March.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article147265317 (nla.gov.au)

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1889 - 1931) Wednesday 4 April 1917

THE ROLL OF HONOR.

"Faithful Unto Death."

THE LATE PRIVATE M. C CORIGLIANO.

Mr. C. Corigliano, of Beachport, has been officially notified that his son, Private Maurice Corigliano, was killed in action in France on July 20, 1916. Previously he had been reported missing since that date. Private Corigliano was born at Beachport 33 years ago, and lived with his father till he enlisted on February 7, 1916. After seeing service in Egypt, he was sent to England, thence to France,   where he was killed. Private Corigliano's three brothers are with the colors — Peter a gunner, in France; John, a warrant-officer, on board the Australia and Charles, leading stoker on the Sydney.  Great sympathy is felt locally for Mr. Corigliano and family. This is the first fatality that has been reported from amongst the many Beachport men who have joined the colors. 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5575588 (nla.gov.au)

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1889 - 1931) Friday 20 July 1917

HEROES OF THE GREAT WAR

CORIGLIANO. —In loving memory of my dear son, Private M. Corigliano, who was killed in France on July the 20th, 1916.

He left his home in health and strength,

To answer his country's call,

He gave his life, he gave his best,

For you, for me, for all. 

No one he loved was by his side to hear his last faint sigh,

Or whisper just a loving word, or even say goodbye.

—Inserted by his loving father, Charles Corigliano, Beachport.

 

CORIGLIANO. —In loving memory of Private M. Corigliano, who was killed in France on July the 20th, 1916.

Somewhere in France he is lying,

He answered his country's call.

He died an Australian hero,

Fighting to save us all.

—Inserted by his brother Frank and sisters, Daisy and Mabel, Beachport.

 

CORIGLIANO. —In loving memory of Private Maurice Corigliano, killed in France, July 20, 1916.

To-day as we gaze at your photo,

In likeness so beautiful and true,

No one knows how our hearts are aching

And longing, dear brother for you.

—Inserted by his loving sister and brother-in-law,   M. and H. Shore.

 

CORIGLIANO. —In loving remembrance of my dear brother, Maurice, killed in action in France on July 20, 1916.

Somewhere in France he is lying,

He answered his country's call.

He died an Australian hero

Fighting to save us all. R.I.P. 

—Inserted by his loving sister, Olive, brother-in- law, George, and little nephew, Curly.

CORIGLIANO.—In loving memory of Private Maurice Corigliano, who was killed in France, July 20, 1916.

He answered the call of duty, 

And to give his mates a chance,

And now he is peacefully sleeping

In a soldier's grave somewhere in France.

—Inserted by his loving sister and brother-in-law, E. and C. Bassane, and little nephew, Murry.

 

CORIGLIANO. —In loving memory of my dear brother, Private Maurice Congliano, killed in ac- tion in France, July 20, 1916.

This prayer we all are breathing,

Though our hearts are wrung with pain;  

Sleep on in peace, dear Maurice,

Till the bugle sounds again.

—Inserted by his loving sister, brother-in-law,   nephews, and niece, F. and H. McLean.

 

CORIGLIANO. —In loving memory of my dear brother, Private Maurice Corigliano who was killed in action in France, July 20, 1916.

There came one day when the roll was called

That he did not answer "Here!"

He sleeps with comrades his last long sleep,

And died without a fear.

A soldier and a man,

Too dearly loved to be forgotten.

—Inserted by his loving sister, C. Hateley, and little nieces Doreen and Eileen.

 

32nd BATTALION. —In memory of the men of the   32nd Battalion who fell at Fleubaix on July 19 and 20, 1916. —Inserted by their returned comrades.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5536571 (nla.gov.au)

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