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George McCURDY

Regimental number1723
Place of birthCastlefin, Co Donegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKatanning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, George McCurdy, Menahoney, Castleton, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 9 January 1917
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 273), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War Service, Egypt

Marched out to Serapeum, 26 February 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Serapeum, 29 April 1916 (influenza); discharged, 6 May 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 17 June 1916 (debility); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 June 1916; returned to duty, 27 June 1916.

Found guilty, 21 July 1916, of drunkenness when on active service: awarded 7 days’ Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 5 days’ pay.

To be Driver, 1 August 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron, Bally-Bunion, 3 August 1916.

Admitted to hospital, Romani, 18 August 1916 (debility); transferred to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 19 August 1916 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 22 August 1916.

Reverted to Trooper (at own request), Masaid, 28 December 1916.

Killed in action, Rafa, 9 January 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCURDY George

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