Maurice Joseph CORBY

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CORBY, Maurice Joseph

Service Number: 6717
Enlisted: 12 January 1916, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 8th Field Company Engineers
Born: Kyneton, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Queenstown, West Coast, Tasmania
Schooling: St Mary's School, Kyneton, Victoria. Langley School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 27 October 1917
Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Plot 111, Row K, Grave 6 headstone inscription reads: May his soul rest in peace Amen
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kyneton War Memorial, Langley Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

12 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 6717, 8th Field Company Engineers, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
11 Mar 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 6717, 8th Field Company Engineers, Third Ypres
11 Mar 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 6717, 8th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Orsova, Sydney
3 Nov 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 6717, 8th Field Company Engineers, Shrapnel wound to the thumb. Invalided to Rouen Hosptial on 10 November 1916 then transported to England on 24 November 1916 on board HS Goorhka
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 6717, 8th Field Company Engineers, Polygon Wood
27 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 6717, 8th Field Company Engineers, Third Ypres, Multiple SW. Evacuated to 15th Australian Field Ambulance however died of wounds same day.

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Maurice Joseph Corby is also remembered on the Langley School Honour Roll, Vic.

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Susan Corby of Bowes Street, Queenstown, Tasmania. Brother of Eugene Jospeh Corby who was killied in action on 9 May 1915 while serving with the 15th Battalion and has no known grave

Medals; British War Medal, Victory Medal