Norman James CURRIE

CURRIE, Norman James

Service Number: 1897
Enlisted: 15 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mylor, South Australia, 12 March 1894
Home Town: Mylor, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Mylor Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Noreuil Nord-Pas-de-Calais France, 2 April 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
Special Memorial A, 12,
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Aldgate War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Freeling Boer War, Boxer Rebellion and WW1 Memorial Panel, Mylor War Memorial, Wasleys and District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1897, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
15 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
13 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Seang Bee
2 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1897, 50th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Studio portrait of 1897 Private (Pte) Norman James Currie, 50th Battalion. A labourer from Mylor, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 3rd Reinforcements from Adelaide on 13 July 1916 aboard HMAT Seang Bee (A48) for Plymouth, England. Following training in England he proceeded to France in mid-December 1916 to join his battalion on the Western Front near Buire. Pte Currie was killed in action near Noreuil on 2 April 1917. His grave and 81 others were destroyed by shellfire and his name is recorded on a special memorial. He was aged 23 years.