CORRY, William Benjamin Clement
(Service number 36420)

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Date 11 March 1895 Place of Birth Alford Forest near Methven

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Mr Lawlor, Morven
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Ben CORRY (father), Morven, Canterbury
Religion Church of England
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 19 June 1967 Age 72 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 142, Plot 484
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Benjamin Clement Corry was the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Ann Corry. He was educated at the Waihao Native School near Waimate. His older brother Edward Thomas Corry was killed in action in France in 1918.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2017]; School Admission record (Waimate Branch NZSG) [21 December 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District council) [21 December 2017]

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum); Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

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