Author Topic: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli  (Read 4838 times)

NickF58

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William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« on: March 21, 2012, 08:57:38 PM »
Oldham born William my dads uncle we know nothing about him sadly other than a single photo and like his brother John lost in the battle one buried on Lancashire beach. One in Malta? (Scrap of paper) simply want to put together a history for future family to remember the sacrifice. 

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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 08:59:32 PM »
Nick, welcome to the forum; From the Oldham Chronicle;
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 09:23:10 PM »
Thank you for the welcome and the photo. I have William on Werneth Station with many comrades. Will scan and upload.

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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 05:48:39 PM »
Mosque in Cairo - Postcards from William to Alice and Dan his niece and nephew. Several to his sister. One of about twenty. Yet nothing from his brother John.  All the cards initialled with W.C. so must be all from same period.
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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 05:51:48 PM »
Barracks

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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2012, 05:52:55 PM »
Cairo

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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012, 05:53:40 PM »
To home

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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012, 07:21:11 PM »
At Werneth 1914 Curious as to if this a well known photo as was tucked away very carefully in an old cabinet?
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NickF58

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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012, 07:24:48 PM »
William Currie

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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2012, 07:40:11 PM »
Hi Nick

Some great photos
Thank-you for sharing them with the forum

Timberman

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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2012, 08:07:19 PM »
A pleasure good to share. Please move to wherever you see fit as wasnt sure where to post and use in any way you want. I will upload the rest of Williams post cards over next couple of days. All the pictures CAN be scanned at high resolution and offered to ANYONE via the moderators with experience to decide whats best for personal use as I retain the originals in good faith. As I posted elsewhere its much better than gathering dust in a tin in many ways.

Regards Nick

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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2012, 10:06:36 PM »
CURRIE, W

Rank:      Private
Service No:    943
Date of Death:     14/06/1915
Regiment/Service:      Manchester Regiment      1st/10th Bn.
Grave Reference       A. III. 5.
Cemetery        PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY
“It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply
  to serve as a warning to others."

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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2012, 10:03:48 AM »
The Postcards  are great to see after all this time, thank you for sharing them


Cheers Roy

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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2012, 12:07:43 PM »
Cheers Roy

I have quite a few more to upload in next few days. It appears William bought them as time on hands as you can tell from the one I posted. However I found it quite sad to read the "simplicity" of some of cards and stuff like "I would love to see you in your scouts uniform."...."I wish I was in hollinwood." ...."Hope you are being a good girl." Simple normal stuff that must be echoed by many soldiers of the time. Yet his brother never sent one card and you can only assume he had a similar experience.

Nick

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Re: William Currie 1/10 Battalion KIA Gallipoli
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2012, 07:55:33 AM »
Here is a photo of the grave at Pieta War Cemetery that I took last year whilst on holiday.