Thomas Joseph CORRIGAN


CORRIGAN, Thomas Joseph

Service Number: 41239
Enlisted: 16 June 1941, 1 Recruit Centre Melbourne
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 6 Recruit Centre
Born: North Melbourne, Victoria, 24 February 1903
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Napier Street State School
Occupation: Registrar of Public Assistance with the Northcote City Council
Died: Illness, Heidelberg, Victoria, 9 January 1943, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

16 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, 6 Recruit Centre, 1 Recruit Centre Melbourne
9 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 41239, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Thomas Joseph and Amelia Louise Corrigan

Husband of Alice Corrigan of Northcote, Victoria


Sergeant Corrigan was a former VFL football player who upon his enlistment in the RAAF was employed at Number 1 Recruit Centre in Melbourne

During his service in the RAAF he travelled to New Guinea on a number of occasions; this qualified as overseas service, which made his widow, Alice, eligible for a War Widow's pension.

He died of peritonitis caused by a burst appendix at Number 6 RAAF Hospital in Heidelberg following misdiagnosis of his condition which delayed treatment.