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Edwin Wilkie Corboy


Birth
Date: 24 August 1896
Place: Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
To WA when young
Parents
Son of Michael, maltster, rail employee and iron worker, and Isobel Amelia Wilson
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 15 January 1919, St Augustine’s Church, Bayswater to Hannah Emily Winifred Tobin (born circa 1896), daughter of Michael and Hannah Maria Wheeler
Children: one son
Widowed 15 April 1942
Married (2) 12 August 1949, District Registry Office, Perth, to Dora Adelaide Daly (nee Dawes) (born circa 1900), divorcee, daughter of Thomas and Adelaide Browne
No children
Death
Date: 6 August 1950
Place: East Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Methodist
Education
Educated Perth Boys School
Occupation
Clerk
Employment History
Entered public service 18 January 1912, junior clerk, accounts, Water Supply Department
25 June 1915 enlisted with 1st Australian Imperial Force, Private and on occasions acting Corporal
Served at Gallipoli and in France with 28th and 70th Battalions
Wounded 29 July 1916 and 6 November 1917
Discharged 13 December 1917
1917–1918 clerk with Lands Department
After 1933 works clerk
1936 with Commonwealth Department of Social Services and predecessors
Prominent in formation of Municipal Officers’ Association
During World War II with Signals and 10 Cipher Section, Intelligence Section, 3rd Australian Corps
Enlisted 2nd Australian Imperial Force 3 August 1942
Sergeant 15 July 1940
Staff Sergeant 21 May 1941
Warrant-Officer 27 April 1942
Discharged 1 November 1945
Civil servant again after war
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Date Elected
12 March 1921
Inaugural Speech
Corboy, Edwin Wilkie, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Edwin Corboy
Year Retired/Resigned
1933
Electorate
Yilgarn
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLA Yilgarn, 12 March 1921–12 April 1930; Yilgarn–Coolgardie, 12 April 1930–8 April 1933 (Petition lodged against 1930 return but not upheld—defeated for Labor preselection 1933)
  • Contested Subiaco 29 September 1917 (by-election)

Historical Notes
  • In 1921 the youngest ever member of the Western Australian Parliament
Commonwealth

Electorates
  • MHR Swan, 26 October 1918 (by-election)–13 December 1919
  • Contested Swan (House of Representatives) 13 December 1919

Historical Notes
  • In 1918 became youngest ever member of the House of Representatives
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2001, p. 53.
Rydon
The West Australian 31 October 1918, 24 March 1924, 8 August 1950.