LEST WE FORGET

Air Mechanic David CURRAN

Service No: 45
Born: Belfast, Northern Ireland, Date unavailable
Enlisted in the Army: 28 June 1915
Unit: Mesopotamia Half Flight, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Prisoner of War, Iraq, 16 June 1917, Aged 39 Years
Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Esther Curran, of Mallard, Raholp, Downpatrick, County Down, Ireland
Place of Association: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Air Mechanic Curran was taken prisoner on 29 April 1916 following the surrender of British and Indian forces at Kut, Iraq.  He was reported to have died at Misibin, Mesopotamia (Iraq) on 16 June 1917.  The cause of his death is not recorded.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, CURRAN D

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