Arthur Edward CURTIS

Regimental number58084
Date of birth28 December 1896
Place of birthPialba, Queensland
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressPialba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Curtis, Pialba, Queensland
Previous military serviceMember, Rifle Club, 2.5 years.
Enlistment date12 June 1918
Place of enlistmentMaryborough, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th (Queensland) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th General Service Reinforcements
FateReturned to Australia 22 January 1920
Discharge date5 April 1920
Other details

Embarked Sydney, 4 September 1918; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 20 October 1918 (influenza); discharged, 25 October 1918; disembarked Sierra Leone, 25 October 1918; embarked Sierra Leone for United Kingdom on board HT 'Zealandic', 22 November 1918, and admitted to ship's hospital (post influenza tachycardia); disembarked England, 5 December 1918, and admitted to Fort Pitt Hospital; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 6 December 1918 (influenza); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 January 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 1 February 1919 (influenza); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 12 March 1919.

Detached to Graves Registration Unit, France, 5 July 1919.

Admitted to 41st Stationary Hospital, 16 July 1919; transferred to 57th Hospital, 22 July 1919; to 56th General hospital, 23 July 1919; to 7th General Hospital, 23 August 1919; to England, 27 August 1919, and admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 28 August 1919; detached to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 28 October 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 102 days.

Found guilty, 20 November 1919, of being absent without leave, 2359, 7 November, to 2345, 14 November 1919: forfeited 14 days' pay; total forfeiture: 21 days' pay.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Chiseldon, 1 December 1919 (venereal disease).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Friedrichsruh', 22 January 1920 (under treatment); discharged from ship's hospital, 25 March 1920; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 87 days; disembarked Sydney, 12 March 1920, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 5 April 1920.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death22 April 1968
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURTIS Arthur Edward