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Archibald Charles Curel

Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsjahr:
1893
Geburtsort:
Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Drover

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Driver
Dienstnummer:
3498
Einberufung datum:
28/09/1915
Einberufung ort:
Holsworthy, New South Wales, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 45th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
11/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Defy Crossing, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
24

Begräbnisplatz

Tyne Cot Cemetery
Grabstelle: XXXIII
Reihe: E
Grab: 22

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 2

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#2 Einberufung ort

Meine Geschichte

Archibald Charles Curel was born in 1893 in Cloncurry, Queensland. He was the son of Emily and Henry Edward Curel. According to his service record, Archibald worked as a drover prior to enlisting. He volunteered in Holsworthy, New South Wales, and by the Battle of Passchendaele he was serving as a driver with the Australian Infantry, 45th Battalion, part of the 12th Brigade, of the 4th Australian Division.

On 9 and 10 October 1917 Archibald’s left their camp for the frontlines, where they relieved parts of the Australian 5th Brigade. Battalion. The Battalion occupied positions along the ruined Ypres-Roulers railroad in anticipation of the attack on 12 October 1917. Companies were lying in wait at the hamlet of Nieuwemolen, Rhine Copse and Dairy Wood. Battalion Headquarters wear near Daring Crossing.

On 11 October 1917 the 45th Battalion was heavily shelled, while German snipers were very active along “B” Company’s front. “A” Company was withdrawn from it’s position, as it was being shelled by allied artillery.

Twenty-four year old Driver Archibald Charles Curel was one of the men who fell during the shelling on the 45th Battalion Australian Infantry. The young man was buried near Defy Crossing along the Ypres-Roulers Railroad. His remains were exhumed after the war and Archibald was interred in Tyne Cot Cemetery.

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"Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Uniform, 2018, pg. 127-128.
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Australian War Memorial
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R1727385
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/462456/curel,-archibald-charles/
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Service Record
http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx
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The AIF-Project
https://aif.adfa.edu.au
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The Long Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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