Service Number: 4092
Enlisted: 3 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Deniliquin, Deniliquin, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 26 August 1916
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Courcelette British Cemetery, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Deniliquin War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4092, 21st Infantry Battalion
7 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 4092, 21st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '13' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Wiltshire embarkation_ship_number: A18 public_note: ''
7 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 4092, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

John Curtis was a native of Deniliquin, and left Australia in March 1916. After a period of illness in Egypt he joined the 21st Battalion in France on the 7 August 1916. Less than three weeks later he was killed in action near Mouquet Farm. He was first reported missing on 26 August 1916, until a court of enquiry held almost 12 months later found him to be killed in action on that date. His remains were discovered in late 1920 and were buried in the Courcelette British Cemetery, close to Mouquet Farm.