Joseph Alan CORDNER

CORDNER, Joseph Alan

Service Number: 180
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bridgewater on Loddon, Victoria, Australia, 6 May 1890
Home Town: East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Hamilton College, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 26, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geelong Football Club Honour Roll, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, 180, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 180, 6th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 180, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 180, 6th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was 72 Gipps Street, East Melbourne, Victoria

Son of Isaiah Joseph Cordner and Jessie Cordner of Malvern, Victoria formerly of Warrnambool, Victoria

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

Also served in the school cadets

Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Joseph Alan Cordner (6 May 1890 – 25 April 1915) was an Australian rules footballer who played three games for the Geelong Football Club and 20 games for the Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) between 1911 and 1914. 

He was the first VFL footballer to enlist.