Caesar Stephen (Steve) CORLETT

CORLETT, Caesar Stephen

Service Numbers: 428, 247, 34156
Enlisted: 1 December 1916
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: Field Artillery Brigades
Born: Langwarrin, Vic., 4 September 1874
Home Town: Frankston, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Frankston, Vic., 20 October 1956, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Frankston Memorial Park and Cemetery
Memorials: Frankston Avenue of Honour Memorial, Frankston Great War Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, 247, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Lance Corporal, 428, 2nd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse

World War 1 Service

1 Dec 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, 34156, Field Artillery Brigades
11 May 1917: Involvement Driver, 34156, Field Artillery Brigades
11 May 1917: Embarked Driver, 34156, Field Artillery Brigades, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John James and Jane CORLETT

Husband of Violet CORLETT

Mr C. S. Corlett, better known as Steve, has been accepted for active service abroad and gone into camp. This is the second occasion on which he will have served his country, having been through the Boer campaigns. Mr Corlett, who has a wife and young family depending on him, and has a fine orchard in full bearing stage, which must suffer  considerably during the owners absence, is displaying a fine spirit of patriotism and unselfishness by enlisting. Such an example of placing duty in front of all other worldly and selfish ends will surely shame some of the single young men to a sense of their duty, that is if there is any manliness yet responsive in their nature. However, Mr Corlett's action is the forerunner of more married men enlisting from here.  The position is not to be trifled with any longer and if the persons best fitted to perforce take on the task of doing  something however small it may be, that will help on to that victory to which so many of our lads have paid the supreme sacrifice to attain so shall we continue until the end is  reached.