Archibald Charles Curel

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia

Informations générales

Conducteur de bétail

Informations service militaire

Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Holsworthy, New South Wales, Australia
 —  Australian Infantry, 45th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Defy Crossing, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Cemetery
Parcelle: XXXIII
Rangée: E
Tombe: 22

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement

Mon histoire

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 “A” Company was withdrawn from it’s position, as it was being shelled by allied artillery.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
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Service Record
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The AIF-Project
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The Long Long Trail
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