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William Bernard CURRIE

Regimental number2648
Place of birthWilcannia New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address12 Park Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Currie, 12 Park Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918

Military Medal

'Is brought to notice for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near HEBEUTERNE on the 29th March 1918, when his platoon was engaged on a raiding the enemy's trenches. When the Platoon was held up, he went forward at great personal risk to reconnoitre the position. Although quite close to the enemy trenches, he was not satisfied with the information that he had obtained, and crept out in the open to get a better view. In doing so he was wounded in the head by a piece of bomb. He did not give in, although suffering great pain, until he had delivered the information he had so gallantly obtained to his Platoon Commander. He then collapsed and was carried to the rear in an unconscious condition. He is strongly recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Date of death27 June 1952
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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