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Gerald Patrick CURRAN

Regimental number413
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSt Bendon's, Dimboola Road, Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.25"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Curran, Horsham, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Australian Light Horse ('6-8 months').
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 March 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Greenland Dam State School No 2042 Roll of Honor, Horsham Historical Society. 'In honor of the Old Boys of this School No 2042 and District who served in the Great War 1914-1919.'
Discharge date25 July 1917
Family/military connectionsCousins: 6038 Pte Edward Lawrence CURRAN, 24th Bn, killed in action, 3 May 1917; 1218 Pte Francis Austin CURRAN, 38th Bn, returned to Australia, 17 June 1918; 3013 Driver Michael Joseph CURRAN, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 12 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Admitted to No 1 Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 25 August 1915 (influenza), and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to HS 'Ascanius', and admitted to Military Hospital, Valetta, 31 August 1915 (pyrexia); transferred to England, 26 September 1915, and admitted to 3rd General Hosopital, Cardiff, Wales, 4 October 1915 (pyrexia); discharged to Abbey Wood Convalescent hospital, 3 March 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Suevic, 11 March 1916 (pulmonary tuberculosis); admitted to 4th Australian General Hospital, Keswick, South Australia, 23 April 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 25 July 1917.

War service: 2 years 343 days (of which 1 year 188 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 March 1932
Place of burialQuantong Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURRAN Gerald Patrick

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