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Private Cornelius Hanrahan

Service No.:
5682
Unit:
14th Battalion
Tree No.:
N119
Planted by:
W P Grant
Image of plaque on tree N119 for Cornelius Hanrahan
See Notes (1)
Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal

Cornelius was born in Bentleigh, VIC to Andrew Hanrahan and Mary Ann Garvey.

Studio portrait
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Courtesy of the AWM

He was a labourer and gave his address as Bridge Inn, Bacchus Marsh, VIC when he enlisted at Prahran, VIC, in the AIF, 18th Reinforcements, 14th Battalion, on the 7th of June 1916, aged 28. He embarked aboard the HMAT A17 Port Lincoln in May, disembarking in Egypt. He re-embarked for England in August.

Cornelius joined the 14th Battalion in France in late October 1916. In April 1917 Cornelius was wounded in action during the First Battle of Bullecourt - gunshot wound to the left foot - he was admitted to hospital in England two weeks later. He was granted two weeks leave in late May before rejoining his unit in early August. Cornelius had a further two weeks leave in England in August 1918 before finally returning to England in April 1919. He was on leave from mid July until he embarked aboard the Argyllshire in early August, returning to Australia in September and was discharged from the AIF in November.

Cornelius died at Heidelberg, VIC, in 1966, aged 77.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.

Notes

  1. I have found no reference to the initial S

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