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Eric Corbett

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric AWMM
  • Surname
    Corbett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 56246 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 August 1886 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    4 August 1886 Public - Philippa Nadine - Other relative - 22 April 2016 - Military personnel file
  • Place of birth
    Suva, Fiji Public - Philippa Nadine - Other relative - 22 April 2016 - Military personnel file, family oral history.
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Henry Tanner (aunt), Bloomfield Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 56246 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Chemist/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eric Corbett was the son of the late Bowyer and Emily Corbett, of Tauranga, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    17 July 1918 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France AWMM III. D. 10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Remembering Uncle Eric who gave his life, as did so many others, that we might have a better one.
    Public - Boris - Direct descendant - 28 April 2016
  • In memory of Uncle Eric, brother of my father Oscar Bowyer Corbett. Sadly, never known by me, but always remembered by our family. RIP.
    Public - Mark Harold - Other relative - 20 April 2016
  • Eric was my great uncle. My father was named after him. We all thank the men who bravely fought during the WW1 war to give us a better life.
  • Eric was my great uncle and his loss in France greatly affected the lives of my grandparents. My father was named after him and I am thrilled to find the photo of him in this record. Rest in Peace, uncle Eric.
    Public - Philippa Nadine - Direct descendant - 15 April 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 April 2016BorisNew ZealandDirect descendant
22 April 2016Philippa NadineWhitianga, New ZealandOther relative
20 April 2016Mark HaroldTe Atatu South, AUCKLAND, New ZealandOther relative

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