CURRY, Henry Wellington Dugdell
(Service number 2872)

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Date 2 January 1888 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 25 September 1916 Age 28 years 9 months
Address at Enlistment Redfern, New South Wales
Occupation Engine cleaner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mary Jane CURRY (mother), 57 Cleraveland Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Force Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 7th Reinforcement
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 60th Battalion
Date 3 November 1916
Transport Afric
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 25 June 1958 Age 70 years
Place of Death Hurstville, Sydney
Memorial or Cemetery Woronora Memorial Park, Sutherland, New South Wales
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry Wellington Dugdell Curry was born on 2 January 1888 at Timaru, the oldest son of Robert Wellington and Mary Jane (Minnie, née Dugdell). The family moved from New Zealand to New South Wales in about 1890. He was 28 years 9 months old when he enlisted on 25 September 1916 with the Australian Imperial Force. An engine cleaner and single, he nominated his mother as next-of-kin - Mary Jane Curry, 57 Cleaveland Street, Redfern, New South Wales. Henry died on 25 June 1958 at Hurstville, Sydney, aged 70 years, and was buried at Woronora Memorial Park, Sutherland, NSW. A plaque on the Floral Court AIF Panel remembers “Our Dear Brother”. His brother, Austen Harold Gordon Curry, born at Hastings, New Zealand, also served with the Australian Forces in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 April 2020]; Find A Grave [14 April 2020]; Floral Court plaque image [14 April 2020]

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