Frank Norman CURTIN

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CURTIN, Frank Norman

Service Number: 465
Enlisted: 5 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Norwood, South Australia, 2 October 1888
Home Town: Norwood, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 465, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 465, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 465, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMT Transylvania to Marseilles
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 465, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography

"...465 Lance Corporal Frank Norman Curtin, 32nd Battalion. A clerk from Norwood, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked from Adelaide on 18 November 1915 aboard HMAT Geelong (A2) for Suez. He was hospitalised due to illness for eight weeks from early February 1916 and reverted to the rank of Private (Pte). The battalion relocated to the Western Front, France, during mid-June 1916. Pte Curtin was reported as missing in action after the Battle of Fromelles and was subsequently determined to have been killed in action on that date. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France. He was aged 29 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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