Regimental number32938
Date of birth13 January 1894
Place of birthNelson's Creek, Westland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 7"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Corcoran, Brick Street, Greymouth
Previous military serviceServed in the Territorial Force; at time of NZEF enlistment serving in A Company, 13th (North Canterbury) Regiment.
Rank on embarkationRifleman
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 10th Reinforcements to 4th Battalion, H Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT 68 Maunganui on 15 November 1916
The Infantry component of the 19th Reinforcements left New Zealand on board two ships, 'Maunganui' and 'Tahiti'. It is not possible from the Nominal Rolls to determine on which ship an individual embarked. Harbour records indicate that the actual date of sailing was 16 November 1916.
Final rankPrivate
Final unit3rd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 29 November 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialPolygon Wood Cemetery (Row H, Grave No 1), Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Susan Corcoran, Greymouth
Family/military connectionsBrother: 26/989 Lance Corporal Thomas John CORCORAN, No 5 Company, New Zealand Machine Gun Corps, commenced return to New Zealand, 28 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 15 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917, and marched in to Sling Camp.

Marched out to Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 4th NZ Infantry Brigade, Sling Camp, 30 March 1917; joined 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 May 1917.

Wounded in action (slight); remained at duty, 11 June 1917.

Appointed Company Cook, 17 August 1917; relinquished appointment as Cook, 29 November 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 29 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 45, p. 32
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805

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