|Place of birth||Elsternwick, Victoria|
|School||Brighton Grammar School, Victoria|
|Other training||Served in the Cadets, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Address||243 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Emma Wimberley, 243 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the 46th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death||20|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 18), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John Curteis and Emma Wimberley McCAUL, 243 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 8th Bn, Gallipoli, 10 July 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 60th Bn, Serapeum, 22 February 1916; taken on strength, 24 February 1916.
Found guilty, 24 April 1916, of neglect of duty in that he at Duntroon Plateau failled to supply a fatigue party ordered for 0450 24 April 1916: reprimanded.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported missing, 19 July 1916.
Died. Effects in German hands 19 July 1916 being reported as killed in action.
Note on B103, 21 October 1916: 'Identity disc found among effects of P. of W. & handed in to General Military Pay Office without further particulars.'
Note on file: 'Austr. Sold. Mc. Cauld, 60. Austr. Batl. Am 19.7.in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'
Red Cross File No 1890501: 'Died near Fromelles. Buried 28.J.D. [B?].a.4.3.'
Statement, 2579 BESWELL [BOSWELL?], 22 September 1916: 'At Fleurbaix on 19th, he was platoon commander of D. Co. I was right guide and he was near me, about 50 yards from our parapet. He was hit and suddenly collapsed. I think killed outright. We reired [unclear: retreated?] then as there were only about three men fit to proceed. I knew the Sgt. well, no mistake about him.'
'Interned - Gefallen 19-7/16 in Gegend Fromelles. Cert. by German death list dated 20-2-17.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Name entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Donald Curtis McCAUL.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McCAUL Donald Curteis
Red Cross File No 1890501