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Roland CURLIS

Regimental number273
Place of birthBelfast, Ireland
Other NamesRoland Hall
SchoolPorter's National School
ReligionProtestant
OccupationPlumber
Address197 Evening Street, St. Peters, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 11"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. J. Curlis, 583 Ormean Road, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceUlster Imperial Yeomanry in South African War (Volunteers)
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 22 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 19 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death36-38
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 29), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
3
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Killed in action, Monash Valley, Gallipoli, 19 May 1915; buried, 20 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURLIS Roland

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