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James Celestine CURRIN

Regimental number60904
Place of birthWaverley, New South Wales
Other NamesDavis, Reginald
SchoolConvent and State Schools, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressEast Street, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, W. Currin, East Street, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 June 1917
Place of enlistmentGormanston, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 31 August 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th General Service Reinforcements
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted Richmond, New South Wales, 2 July 1917; declared a deserter by Court of Enquiry, 18 January 1918; warrent for arrest withdrawn, 26 March 1918.
FateDied of disease 23 October 1918
Place of death or woundingSierra Leone, Africa
Age at death22
Place of burialFreetown (King Tom) Cemetery (Row IV, Grave No. 184), West Africa
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
185
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Winifred CURRIN, East Street, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Other details

Embarked Melbourne, 31 August 1918.

Admitted to Ship's Isolation Hospital, 5 September 1918 (venereal disease); discharged, 20 September 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 20 days.

Admitted to Ship's Hospital, 11 October 1918 (influenza); discharged, 16 October 1918.

Admitted to Ship's Hospital, 16 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to Tower Hill Military Hospital, Sierra Leone, 20 October 1918.

Died, Tower Hill Military Hospital, 23 October 1918.

Medal: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURRIN James Celestine

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