Thomas CURRIE

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CURRIE, Thomas

Service Number: 1761
Enlisted: 11 September 1914, Enlisted at Rosebury, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Baraba, New South Wales, 11 March 1895
Home Town: Armidale, Armidale Dumaresq, New South Wales
Schooling: Kingstowns, Uralla, New South Wales
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 27 October 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 11, Row E, Grave 14 Headstone inscription reads: Far from home and all that love him here lies a noble lad
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1761, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Rosebury, NSW
16 Jul 1915: Involvement Driver, SN 1761, 22nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Jul 1915: Embarked Driver, SN 1761, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1761, 21st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Michale and Elizabeth Currie of Petunia Street, Bankstown South, NSW

4 May 1915 - invalided to Australia from Suez for treatment then re-embarked in July 1915 for overseas.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal