Thomas Henry CORCORAN

CORCORAN, Thomas Henry

Service Number: 1562
Enlisted: 14 October 1915
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd Remount Unit
Born: Bega, New South Wales, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Paddington, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Accidental, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia, 21 October 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Liverpool New Cemetery
Section C. He was accepted, after research, for commemoration as Great War dead on  15/03/2017
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World War 1 Service

14 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, 1562, 2nd Remount Unit
10 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Trooper, 1562, 2nd Remount Unit, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '24' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Orsova embarkation_ship_number: A67 public_note: ''
1 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, 1562, 2nd Australian Remount Unit, Egypt and Palestine - Light Horse and AFC Operations
16 Oct 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Trooper, 1562, 2nd Remount Unit, Headquarters 2nd Military District Sydney NSW

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Thomas Corcoran enlisted and embarked with the AIF posted to the 2nd Remount Unit supporting the Light Horse in Egypt / Palestine.

He was hospitalised repeatedly with bronchial complaints in 1916 and on 24 August he was invalided to Australia for discharge as medically unfit. He was discharged on 16 September 1916 Medically Unfit.

He was assigned as a Home Service Driver, where he was assigned to the Australian end of the remount operation at a Camp Supply depot in the Ingleburn area near Liverpool NSW.  He sustained injuries after being "knocked down by two horses" in the course of his duties (Military Board of Inquiry finding) and died in hospital of his injuries. 

He was 31 and the son of the late Michael and Annie Corcoran. He was single and his only surviving relative was a sister "Miss A. E. Corcoran", to whom his medals and pension were assigned.

 

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