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Richard Haddon CURTIS

Regimental number2997
Date of birth1 March 1894
Place of birthGlen Innes, New South Wales
SchoolGlenn Innes Public School, Glen Innes
AddressTangoa, Glen Innes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Richard Curtis, Tangoa, Glen Innes, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Field Ambulance, "B" Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
FateKilled in Action 6 January 1918
Age at death23.10
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension (Row E, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Richard CURTIS, Glen Innes, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2574 Lance Corporal James Raymond CURTIS, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 24 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked at Sydney 25 June 1915 with 5th Field Ambulance Corps; transferred to 1st Divisional Supply Column, remustered as Driver, 2 January 1917

Transferred to Australian Flying Corps, Second Airman, 5 May 1917

Marched out to AIF Headquarters, London, 6 July 1917; having qualified is appointed Flying Officer Pilot (Second Lieutenant) 2 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, attached to 71st Squadron, 15 December 1917; killed in action 6 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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