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Charles CURTIS

Regimental number4395
Place of birthDonaghadee, Co Down, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGulargambone, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Curtis, Downpatrick, County Down, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year 187 days with the Imperial Yeomanry, South African War.
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Other details

Enlisted, 29 June 1915; discharged (medically unfit), 14 July 1916. Re-enlisted, 3 January 1916.

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked from Alexandria, 28 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 7 June 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 10 September 1916. Taken on strength, 17th Bn, 24 September 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Division Rest Station, 30 September 1916 (scabies); transferred to 50th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 October 1916; discharged to duty, 30 October 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport, 13 November 1916 (trench feet); transferred to England, 27 November 1916, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, 28 November 1916. Transferred to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 8 January 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 February 1917. Marched out to No 2 command Depot for invaliding to Australia, 6 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; disembarked Sydney, 5 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit), 28 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURTIS Charles

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