Richard CURNOW

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CURNOW, Richard

Service Number: 2619
Enlisted: 26 July 1915, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 3rd Australian Light Railway Operating Company
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, May 1885
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 4 October 1917
Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 18, Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Buckley Street Methodist Sunday School
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World War 1 Service

26 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2619, Bendigo, Victoria
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2619, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2619, 21st Infantry Battalion, RMS Moldavia, Melbourne
29 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2619, 21st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
4 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2619, 21st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
26 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2619, 21st Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm
5 Nov 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2619, 21st Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt, GSW to back. Evacuated to hospital, France. Rejoined unit 25 December 1916.
15 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company, France
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 2619, 3rd Australian Light Railway Operating Company, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2619 Private Richard Curnow, 6th Reinforcements, 21st Battalion, of Bendigo, Vic. Pte Curnow enlisted on 26 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Moldavia on 5 October 1915. He was killed in action on 4 October 1917 in Flanders, Belgium, whilst serving with the 3rd Australia Light Railway Operating Company." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)