Andrew Richard (Curly) MUIR

MUIR, Andrew Richard

Service Number: 1182
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Harrington, New South Wales, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Harrington, Greater Taree, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Illness, France, 11 December 1918
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
Andrew died of bronch-pneumonia on 11 December, 1918 and was buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Picardie, France. Grave reference number is V.E. 48., Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Abbeville, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Harrington Honour Roll, Harrington Honour Roll Board
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World War 1 Service

13 May 1916: Involvement Private, 1182, 36th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Beltana embarkation_ship_number: A72 public_note: ''
13 May 1916: Embarked Private, 1182, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
11 Dec 1918: Involvement Private, 1182, 9th Light Trench Mortar Battery, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1182 awm_unit: 9th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-12-11

Andrew Richard "Curly" Muir

Andrew Richard "Curly" Muir was born in Harrington 1886, his father, Henry, was 31 and his mother, Margaret, was 25. He worked as a labourer. He enlisted at Coffs Harbour to serve in the Australian Imperial Force in January 1916. Andrew was part of 36th Battalion (D Company) at Broadmeadow in Newcastle and left Sydney on 13 May 1916 for Devonport, in the United Kingdom and then Salisbury Plains for four months' training. The battalion crossed to France in late November 1916 and moved into the trenches of the Western Front for the first time on 4 December, just in time for the onset of the terrible winter of 1916-17. He fought with the 36th and 45th Batallions and saw action at Ypres, Villers-Brettonneux, the Somme and Passchendale. He died of broncho-pneumonia on 11 December 1918 in France, at the age of 32 and is buried in Abbeville Cemetary. His name is included on the Roll of Honor at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

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