Thomas Leo CORCORAN MC, MID

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CORCORAN, Thomas Leo

Service Number: 897
Enlisted: 31 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, 7 August 1889
Home Town: Tantanoola, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Burrungule State School, Burrungule, South Australia
Occupation: Railway Guard, South Australian Railways
Died: Died of wounds, Advanced Dressing Station, Borre, France, 30 May 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Plot I. Row B. 9.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Mount Gambier War Memorial, Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1, Port Lincoln Garden of Remembrance, Port Lincoln S.A.R. Eyre's Peninsula Division Roll of Honour WW1, Tantanoola Memorial Hall, Tantanoola Railway Station Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia, Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 897, 10th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 897, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
30 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA: 1910 - 1924) Friday 31 May 1918

A DISTINGUISHED LIEUTENANT.

Mr. and Mrs. T. Corcoran, of Tantanoola, have received word that their son (Lieutenant T. L. Corcoran) has been mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig for conspicuous bravery in the field. Lieutenant Corcoran enlisted in August, 1914 and left with the contingent, and up to the present has been fortunate enough to escape being wounded. He has the distinction of having 12 days' longer service in the fighting line than any other officer or man in his battalion. Lieutenant Corcoran also has three bothers serving.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article124548480 (nla.gov.au)

Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA: 1861 - 1954) Tuesday 11 June 1918

LIEUTENANT T. L. CORCORAN TANTANOOLA, DIES OF WOUNDS.

Word was received by Mr Tho. Corcoran, Tantanoola, informing him that his son, Lieut. Thos. L. Corcoran, had died on May 20 from wounds received in the recent great push. The late soldier was a native of Tantanoola and was 28 years of age. He enlisted on August 14, 1914, and sailed for the front on October 28 of the name year, as a member of the 10th Battalion. He was several times mentioned in dispatches, and in his last letters to his parents stated that he was expecting to return to Australia, but unfortunately he was unable to get away, and was killed as stated. Two other brothers are still on active service, namely Privs. James and Jack, and a third, Priv. Len, has been invalided home. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. Corcoran, who are well-known and respected residents of Tantanoola.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77656825 (nla.gov.au)

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

Cemetery: BORRE BRITISH CEMETERY, Grave Reference: Plot I. Row B. Grave 9.

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Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA: 1910 - 1924) Friday 31 May 1918

A DISTINGUISHED LIEUTENANT.

Mr. and Mrs. T. Corcoran, of Tantanoola, have received word that their son (Lieutenant T. L. Corcoran) has been mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig for conspicuous bravery in the field. Lieutenant Corcoran enlisted in August, 1914 and left with the contingent, and up to the present has been fortunate enough to escape being wounded. He has the distinction of having 12 days' longer service in the fighting line than any other officer or man in his battalion. Lieutenant Corcoran also has three bothers serving.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article124548480 (nla.gov.au)

Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA: 1861 - 1954) Tuesday 11 June 1918

LIEUTENANT T. L. CORCORAN TANTANOOLA, DIES OF WOUNDS.

Word was received by Mr Tho. Corcoran, Tantanoola, informing him that his son, Lieut. Thos. L. Corcoran, had died on May 20 from wounds received in the recent great push. The late soldier was a native of Tantanoola and was 28 years of age. He enlisted on August 14, 1914, and sailed for the front on October 28 of the name year, as a member of the 10th Battalion. He was several times mentioned in dispatches, and in his last letters to his parents stated that he was expecting to return to Australia, but unfortunately he was unable to get away, and was killed as stated. Two other brothers are still on active service, namely Privs. James and Jack, and a third, Priv. Len, has been invalided home. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. Corcoran, who are well-known and respected residents of Tantanoola.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77656825 (nla.gov.au)

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

Cemetery: BORRE BRITISH CEMETERY, Grave Reference: Plot I. Row B. Grave 9.

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