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George Hewson CURTIS

Regimental number2054
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Noble Curtis, Hendred House, Cowley, Oxford, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 May 1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date8 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 7 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 November 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 20 December 1916; marched in to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 21 December 1916; marched out to unit, 25 January 1917; taken on strength of 41st Bn, 26 January 1917.

Wounded in action and admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, 6 July 1917 (gun shot wound to right arm); transferred to 55th General Hospital, Boulogne, 8 July 1917; to England, 12 July 1917; admitted to East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswick, England, 12 July 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 October 1917; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 20 October 1917.

Reported to Weymouth Command Depot, from leave, 3 November 1917; marched in to Hurdcott Command Depot, 13 November 1917; marched in to overseas Training Depot, Longbridge Deverill, 1 December 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 1 January 1918; marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 11 January 1918; marched to unit, 13 January 1918; rejoined 41st Bn in the Field, 16 January 1918.

Admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 July 1918 (influenza); transferred to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 11 July 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 16 July 1918; to Base Details, 29 July 1918.

Marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, 30 July 1918; marched out to Front, 10 August 1918; rejoined Bn in the field, 13 August 1918; on leave, 10 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 26 November 1918; marched out to England, 20 March 1919; granted leave, 26 March to 6 June 1919; reported to London Headquarters, 27 June 1919; on pre-embarkation leave, 11 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 2 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 September 1919; discharged, 8 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURTIS George Hewson

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