Edward Cuthbert CORBETT


CORBETT, Edward Cuthbert

Service Number: 36979
Enlisted: 29 April 1941
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: Airforce Headquarters
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, 1 March 1913
Home Town: Bellevue Hill, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Ground Accident), Heidelberg, Victoria, 9 September 1943, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Corporal, SN 36979
29 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Airforce Headquarters

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Edward Cuthbert and Ida Patricia Corbett

Husband of Lorraine Marie Corbett of East Malvern, Victoria


Corporal Cuthbert was employed at RAAF Headquarters Melbourne in the Directorate of Stores Accounts (DSA) and on the day of his injury was taking part in a work sporting event.

He was struck in the head by a softball on the 8th of September 1943 and died at Number 6 RAAF Hospital in Heidelberg the next day with his family present.

Member’s NAA pers file has not been digitised as yet, information obtained from hard copy file held in Canberra