Herbert Edward CORSER

CORSER, Herbert Edward

Service Number: 1886
Enlisted: 5 November 1915, Enlisted at Maryborough, QLD
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 20 October 1886
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Merchant
Died: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 1 November 1964, aged 78 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Maryborough Lawn Cemetery, Queensland
Cemetery Portion, Garden of Rest X1, Grave 136
Memorials: Maryborough City Hall Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

5 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1886, 47th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Maryborough, QLD
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, 1886, 47th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Clan McGillivray embarkation_ship_number: A46 public_note: ''
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, 1886, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane
7 Nov 1916: Promoted Corporal, 47th Infantry Battalion
21 Nov 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 1886, 47th Infantry Battalion, Wounds to the eye and left leg. Invalided to England on 4 December 1916 aboard HS Carisbrook Castle
23 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, 69th Infantry Battalion (WW1), From 47th Battalion
13 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 69th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
17 Oct 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 47th Infantry Battalion, From 69th Battalaion
4 Mar 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 47th Infantry Battalion
26 May 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 48th Infantry Battalion, From 47th Battalion
27 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 48th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at 1st Military District

World War 2 Service

24 Mar 1942: Enlisted

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edward Bernaud Cressett Corser and Mary Jane Corser nee Brown of Maryborough, QLD. Brother of Sidney Cressett Corser, Edward Stewart Corser, Henry Bernard Corser, Mary Charlotte Corser and Isabel Muriel Corser, 

On 17 January 1922 Herbert married Elwyn Kathleen Lawless in Queensland

Commenced return to Australia 1 May 1919 aboard HT China disembarking on the 8 June 1919 at Melbourne for onward travel to QLD

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal