VC William Currey


Date of Birth:   19 September 1895

Place of Birth: Wallsend, NSW

Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Service: Army

Unit: 53rd Battalion

Rank: Private

Service number: 1584a

First World War Nominal Roll Page: AWM133, 12-108

Enlisted:9 October 1916

Next of Kin: Currey, Mary Ellen

Award: Victoria Cross

Reason for Award: Most conspicuous bravery in an attack on Péronne in France on the morning of 1 September 1918.

Date of London Gazette: 14 December 1918

Location in London Gazette: Page 14779, position 3

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 23 May 1919

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: Page 886, position 3

Returned to Sydney on the Orsova 25 February 1919, North Head quarantine station until 3 March 1919

Date of death: 30 April 1948

Place of death: Punchbowl, NSW

Death Notice: Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 1 May 1948, page


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