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Charles CURRIE

Regimental number5179
Date of birth16 October 1899
Place of birthStawell, Victoria
Other NamesMcINNES
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressStawell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Jack Currie, Stawell, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (Exempt Area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Discharge date2 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 September 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 10 October 1916; transferred to Parkhouse Military hospital, 19 December 1916; discharged to duty, 26 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 138 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 April 1917; taken on strength, 24th Bn, in the field, 9 May 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 25 October 1917.

On leave to England, 11 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 27 February 1918.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 February 1918, and transferred same day to New Zealand Stationary Hospital (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); to Ambulance Train, 3 March 1918, and admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 6 March 1918; discharged to duty, 26 April 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 58 days. Rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 May 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of, 13th Light Horse Regiment, 19 June 1918.

By sworn declaration stated true name to be Charles McINNES, 19 June 1918.

Reverted to rank of Trooper at own request, 19 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 2 September 1918 (shrapnel wound, chest and leg), and admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 5th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 22, 15 September 1918, and admitted to 12th USA General Hospital, Rouen; transferred to United Kingdom, 13 October 1918, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 14 October 1918 (gun shot wound, left thigh, amputated, and abdominal wounds: severe). Discharged to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 28 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wandilla', 31 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 18 May 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 2 April 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURRIE Charles

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