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George Benjamin Corby

Portrait of George Benjamin Corby. Image kindly provided by Karen Howard (May 2022).

Portrait of George Benjamin Corby. Image kindly provided by Karen Howard (May 2022).

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Benjamin AWMM
  • Surname
    Corby AWMM
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    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 February 1877 AWMM NelsonTasman AWMM
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    Married AWMM
    Married 1902 Alice Maud Dark, one daughter Ella AWMM


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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Son of Duncan and Sarah Oram Corby [nee Bartlett] one of eight siblings

    Embarkation ship: SS Arapawa

    "George Corby was 2nd February 1877 at Richmond, Nelson. He trained in sail, gaining his certification as mate and master. After completing his apprenticeship, Corby served for many years as an officer on coastal trading vessels around New Zealand. After eight years as a master with the Patea Shipping Company, he joined the Union Steamship Company in 1915 as third officer. He served as an officer on the troopship Monowai in 1916-17 before being appointed master of the barquentine Illma in 1918. He served as master of several vessels for the next twenty years, principally cargo steamers, until his retirement from the U.S.S. Company in 1940. Corby subsequently delivered the French liner Ville D'Amines to Liverpool, it having being taken over at Papeete following the surrender of France in 1940. In November 1941 Corby was appointed the master of the barque Pamir at Sydney, resigning from this command in March 1942. Corby later went to Australia and took command of a United States liberty ship servicing the South-West Pacific." Beattie and Pomeroy, p.62. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 November 1949 AWMM
    DarlinghurstNew South Wales AWMM
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