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David CURRIE

Regimental number6000
Place of birthBallymena, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressGPO, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 8.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Currie, Castlegore, Moorfield, Ballymena, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDischarged 30 August 1917
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Brisbane, 8 August 1916. Failed to re-embark Capetown, South Africa, 20 September 1916; found guilty, 21 September 1916, of being in South Africa when it was his duty to be elsewhere, breaking quarantine regulations, drunk: awarded 168 hours' detention, and forfeited 7 days' pay. Re-embarked on board 'Itrea', Capetown, 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 October 1916, and marched in to No 3 Camp, Australian Details, Parkhouse, same day.

Discharged in the United Kingdom, 30 August 1917, and rated as permanently unfit for war service either at home or abroad. Medical certificate stated that he was suffering 'from the effects of a fall on a rock while in trenches [which] makes it difficult for him to rise after sitting down, some stiffness in muscles of back.'

Total war serviced: 1 year 160 days.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death11 November 1917
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURRIE David

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