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2143 Corporal Ernest Albert Corey of Cooma, NSW, enlisted on 13 January 1916 into the 55th Battalion and served as a stretcher bearer.
Mr Corey was the only soldier in the British Commonwealth to be awarded the Military Medal four times.

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He was also recommended for the VC twice!

His WWI and WWII records are online - he volunteered again in Sept. 1941 and states his trade or occupation as Cleaner.

Tony

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I copied the photo, and another I found on line, to the new unit with which I am doing WWI re-enacting: 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, staffed by Canadian nurses and stretcher bearers. Can't imagine actually going out into the trenches and No Man's Land without even the security blanklet of a pistol or rilfe! Not surprising that 2 of 3 doubel VCs were to medi al Corps types, IMHO.

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