James Francis Corlett

ID# 744, (18 Jan 1918 - 9 Sep 1943)
James Francis Corlett
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James Francis Corlett was born on 18 Jan 1918 at Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .1

He was the son of Thomas Corlett and Catherine Mary Ann Gertrude Watson.

James attended "Parkvale School", Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand , on 29 Oct 1923

CORLETT Francis James
Parkvale School Carterton
No 280
Admission: 29 Oct 1923
Parent: Thomas Corlett, Parkvale
DOB: 18 Jan 1918
Last School: Carterton
Last Day: 6 July 1925
Destination: Carterton.2

James began Military Service bt 1939 - 1945 NZ Enlistment

33582 Pte 29BN Single, Labourer, Masterton, 401 High St, Carterton
- Mrs T Corlett (Mother).
(4) Inf Reinfr. Mrs C M Corlett (+) 7th Anit Tank.3

James died on 9 Sep 1943 at Italy at age 25 years, 7 months and 22 days

CORLETT, James Francis, Gunner 33582, 7 anti-Tank Regt, NZ Artillery who died on Thursday, 9th September 1943. Age 25.
Son of Thomas Corlett and Cathrine M A G Corlett (nee Watson) of Carterton, Wellington NZ.4,5

James was buried in Sep 1943 at Udine War Cemetery, Italy,

James is buried in the Udine War Cemetery, but the Headstone of his parents, has his name on it for rememberance.
This headstone is in the Clareville Cemetery, Carterton.
Thomas Corlett d 13 April 1931 aged 56. Catherine Mary Ann Gertrude Corlett d 22 Oct 1968 aged 86, also James Frances Corlett 33582 7th Anti Tank d 9 Sept 1943 aged 25.6

James F Corlett, Grave Italy
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Stuart via Stuart Family Tree Ancestry
James Francis Corlett
Clareville Cemetery
Father*Thomas Corlett (1 Oct 1874 - 13 Apr 1931)
Mother*Catherine Mary Ann Gertrude Watson (1882 - 22 Oct 1968)


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 669, March Qtr. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S44] School Admissions, School Records (Auckland, New Zealand: NZSG), NZSG Register No 280 - Wairarapa Branch. Hereinafter cited as School Records.
  3. [S17] "NZEF Enlistment Records", War Enlistment Rolls; Held by Ailsa Corlett; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1939-45 (3) No 33582. Hereinafter cited as "NZEF Enlistment Records."
  4. [S46] Transcription: War Records; Commonwealth War Graves . Online http://www.cwgc.org/; Publish Date 1999, Udine War Cemetery, Italy, Rave Ref IV. E. 15.
  5. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: DIA Index 1945/36283 date of birth NR - War Indexes.
  6. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), 1639: Block 6- B. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.