CORBETT, William Hugh
(Service number 51345)

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Date 24 February 1883 Place of Birth Ashburton

Enlistment Information

Date 2 February 1917 Age 34
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Mail CArrier (self employed)
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin James Corbett (father), Cricklewood, Timaru, New Zealand
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5ft 6inches, 139 pounds, grey eyes & dark hair

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 27th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 13 June 1917
Transport HMNZT 87 RMS Tahiti
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
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Liberation Date


Date 17 January 1919 Reason On account of illness contracted on active service

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Date 17/11/1951 Age 68
Place of Death Willowby
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference RSA plot
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of James Corbett and Mary Corbett (deceased on enlistment). Both parents were born in Ireland.


Web submission by M Mowatt, 4 March 2018

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