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Albert James CURRIE

Regimental number167
Place of birthGough New South Wales
OccupationStation hand
AddressBrodie's Plains, Inverell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J Currie, Brodie's Plains, Inverell, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Very high standard of courage and fine example to the men under heavy fire. (East of Ypres 4 October 1917)'
Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 4th October 1917, he was employed on the construction of a Strong Point on BECELAERE Ridge. Although his post came under heavy shell fire all day he carried out his work in a very conscientious manner and set a worthy example of tenacity and coolness. He assisted in rendering first aid to several wounded of his section who became casualties under very heavy shell fire. At all times he showed a very high standard for courage and set a fine example to those under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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