Second Lieutenant Herbert Franklin Curnow

Birth Date 09 January 1893
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Kangaroo Flat
Death Date 05 August 1916
Death Place France: Picardie, Somme, Pozieres
Final Rank Second Lieutenant
Units

Herbert Franklin Curnow was born at Kangaroo Flat Victoria on 9 January 1893 to parents Herbert and Janet. A clerk by trade, he enlisted in Melbourne on 30 April 1915 at the age of 22. Curnow departed Melbourne as a second lieutenant with the 22nd Infantry Battalion on 10 May 1915. Curnow served at Gallipoli with the 22nd Infantry Battalion and during the course of 1915 was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and then captain. He was evacuated in early December 1915 due to a septic hand injury. Curnow later re-joined his unit and was sent to the Western Front during March 1916. Herbert Curnow was 23 years old when he was killed in action at Pozieres on 5 August 1916 and he is buried at Courcelette British Cemetery, France.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Captain
    Fate
    Killed in action
    Date of Fate
    05 August 1916
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
    Place of Embarkation
    Melbourne
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Ulysses A38
    Date of Embarkation
    10 May 1915
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1893-01-09
Date of embarkation 1915-05-10
Date of death 1916-08-05

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