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Thomas CURRIE

Regimental number2614
Place of birthKillylea, Co Armagh, Ireland
SchoolKillylea National School, Co Armagh, Ireland
Other trainingGardener
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDairyman
AddressKyogle, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 3.75"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Mr John Currie, Griffith, Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2614A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of disease 13 February 1919
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row K, Grave No. 6), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Margaret CURRIE, Killylea, Co. Armagah, Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Proceeded to join 9th Bn, Habeita, 28 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 15 April 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm), and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 56th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 24, 18 April 1917, and admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 19 April 1917; transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 23 April 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 24 April 1917; rejoined unit, 11 May 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 7 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 20 August 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), Belgium, 3 November 1917 (shrapnel wound, left hand), and admitted same day to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance and thence to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train No 18, 3 November 1917, and admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers; transferred to England, 21 November 1917, and admitted to Fort Pitt Central Military Hospital, Chatham, Kent, 21 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 28 November 1917. Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 13 December 1917; to Overseas Training Brigade, Longridge Deverill, 19 December 1917. Transferred to Machine Gun Details, Grantham, 7 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 April 1918; taken on strength, 1st Machine Gun Bn, 20 April 1918.

Marched out to Base Depot for return to Australia, 29 January 1919.

Admitted to Endell Street Hospital, Weymouth, 10 February 1919 (dangerously ill: pneumonia); died of disease, 13 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURRIE Thomas

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