Joseph Michael Curran

First Name: 
Joseph
Middle Name: 
Michael
Last Name: 
Curran
Alternate Spelling: 
Cullen
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, September 22, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
37th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Details: 

Joseph Curran (Service No 2539) was born in Gunnedah, NSW.

Joseph enlisted in Kiama, NSW; he was single, 33 years old, worked as a labourer and lived at Stanwell Park, NSW.  He nominated his brother, George as his next-of-kin.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A24 Benalla with 37th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement on 9th November 1916.  He arrived in England on 9th January 1917 and joined 37th Battalion in France on 8th May 1917.

Joseph saw service on the Western Front and was wounded in action on 12th October 1917.  He was evacuated to hospital for treatment of contusions to his back and returned to his unit on 3rd December 1917.

On 10th August 1918 he was promoted to Lance Corporal.

He was returned to Australia in May 1919 and discharged on 2nd August 1919.

There is a letter in Joseph's National Archives of Australia file from a woman claiming Joseph is her husband in which she was asking about him and advising the AIF that she and Joseph were divorced.  There is a marriage for a Joseph Michael Curran and Helena Williams in 1909 in Quirindi, NSW.

The only information available is on his enlistment documents and nothing has been found to verify this information.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CURRAN J M

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