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13/2027   Private Michael Corrigan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/08/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Died: 30/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
Michael Corrigan was a son of Bernard and Sarah Corrigan. He was born about 1885. As a young man he emigrated to New Zealand. At the outbreak of the First World War, Michael enlisted with the 2nd Battalion of the Auckland Regiment, New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Michael was living in Utiku. Utiku is situated in the middle of the North Island. It is about 100 kilometres west of Hastings. Private Michael Corrigan was killed in action in France on 30th March 1918. The CWGC record Private Michael Corrigan as the son of Bernard and Sarah Corrigan, of Dirnan Lissan, Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Grevillers New Zealand Memorial
  Bapaume, Pas-de-Calais, 
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 1738586
Grevillers is a village in the Department of the Pas de Calais, 3 kilometres west of Bapaume. From Bapaume take the RD929 in the direction of Amiens, turn immediately right onto the RD7, where a signpost indicates the cemetery. After 500 metres turn left at junction onto RD29, where a signpost indicates the cemetery which is on the right after a further 50 metres.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 258
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1 Archives New Zealand Military documents (3 no) of Private Michael Corrigan
2 Dolores Cross Project No picture of Private Michael Corrigan's grave
3 Photo of Private Michael Corrigan's inscription
4 New Zealand War Records Cenotaph record for Michael Corrigan (includes photos)
5 NZ War Graves Project Details of Private Michael Corrigan including grave photo
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018