Service Number: 4100
Enlisted: 20 November 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Norwood, South Australia, 16 August 1893
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Linesman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 9 August 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 16, Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4100, 27th Infantry Battalion
9 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4100, 27th Infantry Battalion
9 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4100, 27th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Allan Curtin was the son of Frederick Curtin and Margaret Curtin and he was married to Esther Jane Curtin. He had a 3-year-old daughter when he enlisted and his son was born in 1916 when he was overseas on service.

Allan was wounded in the foot at Pozieres by a high explosive shell during August 1916 and evacuated to England to recover. He joined the 27th Battalion in Belgium during October 1917.

After the war his medals were granted to his son, and were sent under bond to his former wife, who had remarried.

His brother, 465 Pte Frank Norman Curtin, 32nd Battalion AIF was killed in action at Fromelles, 20 July 1916. Another brother Lieutenant Edgar Catley Curtin, 59th Battalion AIF returned to Australia in 1919.