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Edmund Murray Corlett

Portrait of Edmund Murray Corlett. Image courtesy of Allan Dodson, Porirua War Stories. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Edmund Murray Corlett. Image courtesy of Allan Dodson, Porirua War Stories. Image may be …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edmund Murray AWMM
  • Surname
    Corlett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ412207 AWMM
    • WWII 412207 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 September 1909 Porirua War Stories CartertonWellington Porirua War Stories
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Plimmerton, Wellington AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. H. M. Corlett of Tokomaru, Manawatu AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 13 April 1941 Porirua War Stories Truck Driver/Civilian Porirua War Stories
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Edmund Corlett was the son of Murray and Rubina Corlett, of Tokomaru, New Zealand.

      Attended Masterton Technical School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM
    • Aircraft Loss Report

      Stirling W7584 BU-D - on an air operation to Torino - the crew experienced severe engine problems on the return journey. With very low fuel and bad weather the Pilot - RNZAF Pilot Officer Edmund Murray Corlett - ordered the crew to bale out - which they all did. Pilot Officer Corlett remained with the aircraft until it crashed - at 03.42 hours - at Stradishall, Suffolk, England. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 25 April 2019 - (England).
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About death

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  • Death
    21 November 1942 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Stradishall, Suffolk, England Public - kelvin - Researcher - 25 February 2016 -
  • Cause of death
    • Killed on Active Service AWMM
    • Stirling I W7584 BU-D on an operation to Torino - crew experienced severe engine problems, on return Public - kelvin - Researcher - 25 February 2016 -
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Haverhill Cemetery, Suffolk, England AWMM Sec. U. Grave 245. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Tokomaru War Memorial, Tokomaru, Manawatu AWMM
    • Corlett Road, Plimmerton AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Information for this record was kindly provided by Allan Dodson, Porirua War Stories AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Co - Dy. Archives New Zealand (R17845609) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [(New Zealanders Attached to R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]) (Officers), (Europe) - Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845744) AWMM


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25 April 2019JeniferWairarapaResearcher
25 February 2016kelvinGreat Yarmouth, EnglandResearcher

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