• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0526

Corry, Alice Gwendoline

( – 1998)
  • Died 6 October, 1998, Shenton Park Western Australia
  • Occupation Servicewoman


Alice Corry was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on 26 January 1987 for services to ex-servicemen and women. She joined the Australian Women’s Army Service on 27 August 1942, aged 16. Following completion of the recruiting course she transferred to Victoria and served at Land Headquarters as a signalwoman. At the time of her discharge on 12 March 1946 she had obtained the rank of Corporal. In 1947 she married Mervyn J Corry in Perth. At the Annual General Meeting in 1969, Corry was elected President of the Australian Women’s Army Service Association (WA), a post she held for 29 years. Honoured with being chosen to unveil the Western Australian memorial to Sybil Irving she was also the first Life Member of the Association in 1974. Corry was also involved with her church, her husband’s Corvettes’ Association, the Red Cross and the Braille Society.

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  • Presided
    • Australian Women's Army Service Association (WA) Inc. (1947 - )
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    • The Sybil Irving Memorial, Western Australia
  • Related Organisations
    • Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) (1941 - 1947)