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John James CURTIS

Regimental number527
Date of birth8 August 1884
Place of birthCroydon, Surrey, England
Address40 Lake Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr. J. Curtis, 2 Wright's Row, Wallington, Surrey, England
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of disease 16 October 1915
Age at death31
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Plot A, Row XV, Grave No. 2), Europe
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 11th Bn, 6 October 1914; appointed Lance Corporal, 26 October 1914.

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 2 March 1915.

Wounded in action at the landing, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, chest); admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 8 May 1915; transferred to Convalescent Depot, Mustapha, 17 May 1915; discharged to duty, 30 May 1915; embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 1 June 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 13 June 1915.

Appointed Lance Sergeant, 11 July 1915.

Promoted Sergeant, 15 August 1915.

Admitted to No 3 Field Ambualnce, 21 September 1915; transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 21 September 1915 (malaria); to Hospital Ship, 21 September 1915; disembarked Malta, 27 September 1915; admitted to St Andrews Hospital, Malta, 27 September 1915; reported dangerously ill, 30 September 1915; died of pneumonia, 16 October 1915; buried, 16 October 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather's address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Right Row, Wellington.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURTIS John James

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