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Francis Patrick CURRAN

Regimental number859
Place of birthTenterfield New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
Other trainingNil
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTenterfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Curran, as above
Enlistment date23 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Refers Lone Pine 14 August and 4-6 September 1915.
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateKilled in Action 5 August 1916
Place of death or woundingRomani, Sinai, Egypt
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 22), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Marcella CURRAN. Native of Tenterfield, New South Wales

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry from August 6 to September 1, 1915, at Anzac, as a bomb thrower. On one occasion he displayed the greatest bravery and skill, fully exposing himself regardless of all danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44
Date: 6 April 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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