Louis Correa was an original member of the 12th Battalion enlisting in August 1914. Prior to enlistment he had been working as a railway repairer on Tonganah Station near Scottsdale. He was married with 4 children and was a boot maker by trade. He stated that he had previous military experience with the Tasmanian Volunteers.
He departed Tasmania on the A2 Geelong disembarking at the Suez. In March 1915 the men appear to have undergone further medical checks prior to leaving for Lemnos and Gallipoli. At this point it was discovered that he had varicose veins and as such was sent back to Australia for discharge.
In 1934 whilst living in Victoria he enlisted in the militia until October 1936. In 1949 he was back living in Tasmania and was working as a boot maker at Scottsdale.