Arthur William CURRIE

CURRIE, Arthur William

Service Number: 3298
Enlisted: 21 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 December 1891
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: South Melbourne State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Hairdresser
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium , 26 September 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Oxford Road Cemetery, Belgium
Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 8, Oxford Road Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Tocumwal Gunners Memorial, Tocumwal Memorial Hall Honour Rolls, Tocumwal War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3298, 7th Infantry Battalion
11 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 3298, 7th Infantry Battalion
11 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 3298, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Arthur was the year-elder brother of Corporal Albert Alexander Currie, 4175, also killed in action in late 1916. 

Arthur Currie after arriving in France, was promoted to Corporal in August 1916, attended special courses in gas and grenade warfare and was promoted to Corporal on completion.

He contracted bronchitis in December, 1916 and spent several months in England recovering before returning to his unit in France in July, 1917. Currie was made a Sergeant in August, just six weeks before being killed in action.

The two deceased brothers had four siblings and both are remembered on the Tocumwal War Memorial.