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Frederick Gillman CURTIS

Regimental number3284
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address5 Marlborough Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation17
Height5' 3.25"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Curtis, 5 Marlborough Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to join, 59th Bn, Zeitoun, 26 February 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 28 April 1916 (influenza); discharged and rejoined 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 May 1916.

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

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Now, 4 August 1916, reported as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURTIS Frederick Gillman

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