Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Francis Roy CORRAN


Born: 1896

Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 14213

Birthplace: Prahran, Victoria

Parents: Thomas Paul
Mary Rainbird
Married 1891

Died: 1976

Place of death: Windsor, Victoria

Burial place: Cremated Springvale 03/11/1976

Awards and Honours

  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


3rd Pioneers Battalion Reinforcement 7; 14th Field Artillery Brigade



Regimental Service Number: 3267

Enlistment date: 11 June, 1917 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 21 years 4 months

Address at enlistment: Post Office, Melton South, Victoria

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father: Thomas P Corran

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Weight: 137 pounds
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Fair
Distinctive marks: Vaccination x 3

Embarkation ship: HMAT A32 Thermistocles.

Rank: Gunner

Return Date: 8 July, 1919

Return Vessel: Friedrichsruh.

Arrival at Australia: 1 September, 1919.

Discharge Date: 2 October, 1919

War Service Summary

04/08/1917    Embarked from Melbourne
02/10/1917 - Disembarked Glasgow
03/10/1917    Marched in to Training battalion
23/11/1917    At Sutton Veny, taken-on-strength to Artillery detail; mustered gunner
05/12/1917    Proceeded overseas to Roulles, France
29/04/1918    Applied to be a driver and held position of Gunner and Driver with different Companies while in France.
12/09/1918    Transferred to 14th Field Artillery Battalion
25/12/1918    Granted leave in England
18/01/1919    Rejoined unit from leave
22/05/1919    Marched out from France
08/07/1919    Returns to Australia
01/09/1919    Disembarked
02/10/1919 - Discharged

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Name of wife
Married Esther Mary Duncan 1929 Reg. # 11302

Place/s of residence:
30/03/1918 Beena Av., Murrumbeena (brother: J. Corran)
1919 Brisbane St., Murrumbeena
18/12/1922 Baguel?, Murrumbeena Cres., Murrumbeena
1924- 11 Adelaide St., Murrumbeena
1928 6 Euston Rd., Murrumbeena (Brother John and his wife Annie live at 13 Euston Rd.)
1931 6 Euston Rd. with wife, Esther May and mother Mary)
1937 Dunblane St., Murrumbeena
1942-1949 16 Blackwood St., Murrumbeena
1954-1972 90 Willesden Rd., Murrumbeena


Date of death:
1976 - Windsor Reg. # 28990
Place of burial:
Cremated Springvale 03/11/1976

Other relevant information:


Australian War Memorial Service Record