Charles CURRY


CURRY, Charles

Service Number: 2350
Enlisted: 13 May 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Koo Wee Rup, Victoria, 18 November 1895
Home Town: Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Schooling: Footscray State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 21 October 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

13 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2350, Melbourne, Victoria
10 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2350, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2350, 14th Infantry Battalion, RMS Persia, Melbourne
23 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2350, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2350, 14th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
20 Jun 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 14th Infantry Battalion
21 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2350, 14th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by John Edwards


Sergeant Charles Curry, late 14th Battalion, is officially reported killed in action in France on October 21. He was one of three sons of Mr Dennis Curry, of 190 Ballarat road, serving at the Front, and a brother of Mrs M. Smith, of Summerhill road. In his two years' or more service, he fought on Gallipoli, was in at the evacuation, and saw stirring times in France. He was 22 years of age, and was well known and liked by those who knew him. As a boy he went to school at No. 253." - from the Footscray Independent 24 Nov 1917 (