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William George CURWEN

Regimental number363
Place of birthDevonport Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
Addressc/o Mr C W Curwen, Rooke Street, Devonport, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W G Curwen, Rooke Street, Devonport, Tasmania
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistent good work and devotion to duty. C.Q.M.S. CURWEN has acted in that capacity for over a year and has always proved himself a capable, zealous and thoroughly reliable N.C.O. He has seen much line work thats participated in all operations, getting his rations and ammunition through many thick barrages. He has always shown great personal interest in the matter of economy and salvage and has been invaluable to the R.Q.M.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Date of death11 July 1966
Place of burialCarr Villa Cemetery

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