Cory, Charles Barnes

Personal Details

First nameCharles
Middle nameBarnes
Date of birth01/05/1889
Place of birthMuttaburra, Qld
Date of death01/01/1953


Son of Charles Johnson Cory & Jane Alice Barnes m.18/03/1884

Brother of:
Alice Gynnie Barnes – 03/01/1885
Charles Barnes – 01/05/1889
Beryl Barnes – 11/04/1891
Doris Barnes – 240/2/1893
Margery Barnes – 20/01/1895
Tom Barnes – 17/09/1896
Edna Barnes – 11/07/1898

Charles married Helen Jane Levinia Hutcheon in 1930 [Qld – Ref: 1930/2599].

He died during 1953 exact date not known [Qld – Ref: 1953/2152].

War Records


ServiceAustralian Army
Service number20
Date of enlistment08/04/1915
Place of enlistmentLongreach, Qld
Next of kinMrs CJ Cory (mother), "Iona", Emerald, Qld
Date of discharge20/07/1919
Posting at discharge11th Light Horse
RankLance Corporal
HonoursMilitary Medal
Prisoner of war




Enlistment details - 25 years, Motor-driver, single, C. of E.
11 LHR [Light Horse Regiment] (June 1915)
Ship Name: HMAT Medic
Ship Number: A7
Date of Embarkation: 2/06/1915
Place of Embarkation: Brisbane

His brother Thomas Barnes Cory also enlisted in WWI

Charles received his Military Medal for:
At SEMAKH on 25/9/1918 for good work during the attack on Semakh. This N.C.O. exhibited great dash in the charge for the Railway Station. He took command of two sections and did valuable work in .... the positions held by the enemy. This N.C.O. took up position in rear of the Railway Station and caused severe casualties on the enemy in proceeding ... after repeated attempts to suffer adverse .... Throughout the whole action he exhibited great dash and bravery.