David Thomas CURYER

Badge Number: P938, Sub Branch: Jamestown/tea Tree Gully

CURYER, David Thomas

Service Numbers: 1852, S546
Enlisted: 9 March 1916, Jamestown, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Garrison Battalion
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, 27 October 1898
Home Town: Jamestown, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Port Pirie Public School
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Tuberculosis, Repat Hospital, Daw Park, South Australia, 21 January 1950, aged 51 years
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide
Section: Kendrew Oval, Row: 14, Site #: 33
Memorials: Jamestown Presbyterian Church WW2 Honor Roll, Jamestown Soldier's Memorial Park Arch
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World War 1 Service

9 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1852, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Jamestown, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1852, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1852, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1852, 5th Pioneer Battalion
2 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1852, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Keswick, South Australia

World War 2 Service

17 Sep 1940: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S546, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Keswick, South Australia
18 Sep 1940: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S546
23 Feb 1942: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S546, 4th Garrison Battalion

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Father David W Curyer Snr (late of Jamestown) and Mother Mrs. R. Curyer, of Adelaide

Brother - Albert of Hawker - b. 28/6/1883 Jamestown
Sister - Evelyn Amelia Curyer, Adelaide - b.27/3/1901 Port Pirie
Sister - Lily May Curyer, Mount Gambier - b. 11/11/1906 Port Pirie
Brother - Harold Merven Curyer of Hawker - b. 11/8/1914 Jamestown
Brother - Alfred James Curyer, Dulwich - b. 15/3/1911 Jamestown
Brother - Leslie Francis Curyer, Adelaide - b. 3/12/1916 Jamestown

Previous service:   Cadets

Described on enlisting as 18yrs 4mths old; single; 5' 3.5" tall; 124 lbs;
ruddy complexion; brown eyes; black hair; Church of England

9/3/1916        enlisted at Jamestown, SA

1/3/1916        appointed to Light Horse, 2nd Depot Battalion
16/3/1916      2nd Pioneers, Mitcham Camp

11/4/1916      embarked from Port Adelaide, SA, onboard HMAT A60 Aeneas
                     as a Private in 5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 2
15/5/1916      disembarked into Suez, Egypt

21/6/1916      embarked onboard HT Ivernia to join British Expeditionary Forces, ex Alexandria
29/6/1916      disembarked into Marseilles, France

17/7/1916      measles - admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Etaples
26/7/1916      discharged from No.24 General Hospital Etaples to Base details

25/8/1916      taken on strength from 5th Divison Base Depot

25/8/1916      bronchitis - admitted to 14th Field Ambulance in the field
7/9/1916        rejoined unit

1/9/1917        sick to hospital in the field
7/9/1917        rejoined 5th Pioneer Battalion

14/10/1918     proceeded on leave to UK
6/11/1918       rejoined unit

9/4/1919         marched out for return to Australia, France
16/4/1919       marched out to England
17/4/1919       marched in to Weymouth, ex France

2/6/1919        returned to Australia onboard HT Beltana, ex England
15/7/1919      disembarked into Australia

29/8/1919      discharged from service

Medals:           British War Medal (11128) and Victory Medal (11036)

Married:          Ida

WWII Service # S546

17/9/1940      enlisted into WWII at Jamestown, SA
                     place of enlistment Keswick, SA

Private in 4 Garrison Battalion

23/2/1942      discharged from service

Last lived in Woodville North.

21/1/1950      passed away at Daw Park Repat Hospital
buried in:        West Terrace Cemetery - AIF Section
                     Section: Kendrew Oval, Row: 14, Site #: 33
                     Grant Expires: 31/12/2032

CURYER.— On January 21, at Daws Road Hospital, David, eldest son of Mrs. R. Curyer, of Adelaide, and the late David Curyer (late of Jamestown), and loving brother of Albert and Harold, of Hawker; Alf, Dulwich; Les, Adelaide; Lily, Mount Gambier; Eve, Adelaide. Sufferer at rest." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 23 Jan 1950

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  18/5/2016.  Lest we forget.