Gordon Clarence CORBOULD

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CORBOULD, Gordon Clarence

Service Number: 7297
Enlisted: 14 December 1912
Last Rank: Leading Seaman
Last Unit: HMAS AE1 (Submarine)
Born: Strawberry Hills, New South Wales, 10 April 1887
Home Town: Waverley, Waverley, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney High School
Occupation: Law Clerk/Able Seaman
Died: Accidental (Drowned in accidental loss of vessel), St George's Channel, Papua New Guinea, 14 September 1914, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
No known grave (at sea)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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Non Warlike Service

14 Dec 1912: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman

World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Leading Seaman, SN 7297, HMAS AE1 (Submarine), German New Guinea

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Gordon Clarence CORBOULD was born at Strawberry Hills, Sydney on 10th April, 1887

His parents were Ernest Edward CORBOULD and Alice EVELAGH who married in Sydney in 1883

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial, the Plymount Naval Memorial in England, the Epping War Memorial in Sydney & a memorial plaque at the Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club in Sydney where he had worked as a lifesaver.