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George Alfred CURTIS

Regimental number48
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMaitland Road, Cessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Maud Curtis, Maitland Road, Cessnock, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918
Discharge date31 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 1 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 9 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 1 June 1917 (gun shot wound, left shoulder). Admitted to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 2 June 1917; discharged to Australian Divisional Base Depot, 9 July 1917; returned to unit, 24 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg). Transferred to England, 16 October 1917, and admitted to Eastbourne Military Hospital, 16 October 1917. Granted furlough, 4-18 December 1917, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny. Proceeded overseas to France, 10 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 4 April 1918 (gun shot wound, right thigh). Transferred to England, 9 April 1918, and admitted to Bath War Hospital. Granted furlough, 4-7 July 1918, to report to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford. Discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Arawa', 15 September 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 17 November 1918; discharged, 31 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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