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Douglas Tamworth CURDIE

Regimental number91
Place of birthHughenden Queensland
AddressMiddlesex Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J P Curdie, Middlesex Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 4th October 1917, this N.C.O. was one of a party engaged on the construction of a strong point near MOLENAARELSTHOEK. When the two senior N.C.O.s of his party became casualties he assumed their responsibilities and set a fine example to the party, labouring almost ot the point of exhaustion. When his section was relieved he accompanied it to WESTHOEK, about 2 1/2 miles. He then volunteered to guide another working party back to Strong Point notwithstanding his exhaustion and the fact that he had again to cross an area being very heavily shelled. It was owing to his skill, determination and courage that this party was enabled to reach its position.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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