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Wesley Wentworth CURRIE

Regimental number4764
Place of birthDriffield Victoria
SchoolYinnar State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressYinnar, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Mr J Currie, Yinnar, Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date30 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularKilled while stretcher bearing.
FateDied of wounds 31 October 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurs, Somme, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialThistle Dump Cemetery High Wood (Row D, Grave No. 9), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Martha Elizabeth CURRIE, Yinnar, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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