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Joseph CURRIE

Regimental number3717
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBoot operator
Address54 Gipps Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 3"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. A.M. Currie c/o Mrs Hopper, 54 Gipps Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 9 July 1915 - 8th Bn, 12th Reinforcements; taken on strength, 59th Bn, 26 February 1916; transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 860510: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURRIE Joseph
Red Cross File No 860510

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