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Alfred Harpin Corlett

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Harpin AWMM
  • Surname
    Corlett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Harpham AWMM
    • Alfred Harpham Corlett AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11/407 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Mangawhata, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs F.H. Corlett (mother), Takapau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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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 WellingtonNew Zealand 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alfred Corlett was the son of Alfred and Frances Harpham Corlett, of Ballance, Pahiatua. He was killed side by side with his brother Franklin.

    One name is variously spelled as Harpin on the Nominal Roll and as Harpham by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and by Archives New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Alfred Harpin Corlett Public - Noel - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Yes family oral history
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

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  • Remembering my Great Uncle Alfred and Frank on Anzac day. I am a grandaughter of Marian Jane Twentyman (nee Corlett), a sister to these two fallen soldiers. We will remember them. Libby Twentyman
    Public - Elizabeth Marian - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • Dad, Claude William Corlett, was a younger brother of Alfred and Franklin. He often spoke of them with pride but also with great sadness because of their terrible unnecessary and to be killed by their own men 'friendly fire' was for him beyond comprehension. But it did indicate the chaos that must have surrounded them. Apparently the two of them were leading a bunch of men and were so out in front they were mistaken for the enemy. My Dad, also served as part of the Home Guard at Featherston, in the Wairarapa. I want to honour all three who served their country as young men at the ages of 24, 22, and 19. Posted by Betty Drew-Diprose ( née Corlett)
    Public - Betty - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
  • Alfred Corlett was my great grandfather's, Stephen Lawson Corlett's, brother. Alfred and his brother, Franklin, both went to war in Gallipoli. Stephen could not go due to having a heart condition. Alfred and Franklin were both killed in action on the 8th of August 2015 at Chunuk Bair. Alfred and Franklin died together when one of the two was shot and his brother went to his aid and was also shot. It is said that one brother fell and died on his already deceased brother. Ironically my great grandfather, who could not go to war, lived to the age of 97.
    Public - ROSS SIDNEY NOEL - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
  • Alfred Corlett is my Great Uncle. He was my Grandmother's brother. He served at Gallipoli with his brother Franklin Corlett. They have been spoken about by our family and remembered every ANZAC day for as long as I can remember. Now we remember them to, and speak about them to our children. Both brothers were killed at Gallipoli, it said amongst our family that they died on the same day, when one brother was shot, and the other brother went to help him and he was also killed. They died side by side.
    Public - Lisa - Other Relative - 20 April 2015

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
05 July 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
25 April 2015Elizabeth MarianAuckland, New Zealand Other Relative
25 April 2015Noel Emerald Queensland Australia Other Relative
24 April 2015BettyAuckland New ZealandOther Relative
24 April 2015ROSS SIDNEY NOELOrewa, New ZealandOther Relative

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