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Edward James Corbett

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 150 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 150 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward James AWMM
  • Surname
    Corbett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/895 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 October 1891 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra TemoraNew South Wales Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Mahara House, Waikanae, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Corbett (mother), Railway Hotel, Temora, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/895 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 Trooper 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • War service: Egypt
    Enlisted with rank of trooper and posted to Auckland Mounted Rifles, 4th Reinforcements, Trentham Camp, Upper Hutt, 16 December 1914. Proceeded overseas from Wellington on board HMNZT 'Waitoma', 17 April 1915.
    Disembarked Suez, Egypt, 25 May 1915.

    Arrived Port Chalmers, New Zealand, 16 September 1915. Found by medical board to have recovered from gonorrhea and classified fit for service, HMNZT 'Aparima', 16 September 1915. Disembarked at Wellington and returned to duty, Trentham Camp, 18 September 1915.
    Found guilty, 3 November 1915, of being absent without leave from 7 October 1915 and posted in routine orders as a deserter with retrospective effect from 28 October 1915.
    Government statistician reports he has no trace of a schedule or enrolment card under the Military Service Act 1916, 18 October 1917.
    Retrospective certificate of discharge (as a deserter), dated 7 October 1915, recorded (but not issued - current address unknown), 8 June 1920.
    Deemed ineligible for service medals on grounds of 1) returned as Venereal Disease patient and 2) discharged as a deserter, 27 April 1920. New Zealand Expeditionary Force Certificate of Service scroll 'not written', 28 November 1922. Medal action completed and ineligibility as deserter confirmed, 27 September 1923, with following note added: 'But subsequent service with Australian Imperial Force which has been notified that he is ineligible for medals with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.'
    Medals: None (ineligible as deserter) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 150 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM

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