Like many Anzacs that Belgian morning, Lieutenant Leo Corrigan, of Waverley, NSW, was almost certainly soaked from the waist down before he set off. Corrigan bumbled into the bog, his rosary beads nestled in a tunic pocket. We don't know how far he had plodded when a shell hit him, killing him instantly. Deidre Shannon believes her uncle was a kindly soul and that his mother never recovered from his loss. "I feel having lost him, so tragically, so young, with her hope that he would be a priest, his loss would have been a great thing to her" - Patrick Carlyon
The Anzacs "known unto God"
- Published: 23 April 2007