C is for Charles

This month I am participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge where I will endeavour to post on this blog each day. It’s my first attempt at the challenge, I hope that I have the stamina to complete it.

I will be going through the Curry forenames in my surname study database from A-Z and,  as per the event schedule, will share some of the articles I have found on Trove relating to Currys. For problem letters like X and Q I may  resort to Google.



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Sergeant Charles Curry, late 14th
Battalion, is officially reported killed in
action in France on October 21. He
was one of three sons of Mr Dennis
Curry, of 190 Ballarat road, serving at
the Front, and a brother of Mrs M.
Smith, of Summerhill road. In his
two years’ or more service, he fought
on Gallipoli, was in at the evacuation,
and saw stirring times in France. He
was 22 years of age, and was well
known and liked by those who knew
him.- As a boy he went to school at
No. 253.

1917 ‘ROLL OF HONOR’, Independent (Footscray, Vic. : 1883 – 1922), 24 November, p. 2. , viewed 01 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74257386

Two of Charles’ brothers also served in the conflict.


1918 ‘WAR DECORATION.’, Advertiser (Footscray, Vic. : 1914 – 1918), 5 October, p. 2. , viewed 01 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88797090


12 thoughts on “C is for Charles

  1. Anne Young

    So many young men lost 🙂 . I really like the chatty informative tone of news articles from the period. You would be hard pressed Imthink to find contemporary articles about ordinary people that give so much information.


  2. Pingback: A-Z Roundup | CurryAus

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