William Oswald Currie

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Currie, Private William Oswald no.5557

3rd Pioneer Battalion 6th Reinforcements, later 4th Pioneer Battalion.

“Woodlea” George Street, Canterbury.

Civil servant.

Born 1896, son of John and Catherine Currie.

Enlisted 13/3/1916, aged 19.



Next of kin, father, John Currie, “Woodlea” George Street, Canterbury.

Living at 212 Old Canterbury Road, Summer Hill at enlistment.

Embarked from Fremantle, W.A. 20/12/1916 per HMAT A34 Persic.

Still abroad October 1919.

Australian War Memorial records available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R2059357/ and https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1887986/ [accessed 25/11/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002