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|Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:32 pm Post subject: Harold James Currie ** no further action **
|This is one of those really frustrating cases where there is lots of info but one element is missing.
There is a medical board report on his tuberculosis and discharge from the army but I need to prove that his TB was caused by or aggravated by service and not simply contracted during service. Unusually the report makes no mention of this (one way or the other).
So Harold will remain "out in the cold".
He is named on the Moffat War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:
CURRIE, CPL. H.J. ROYAL ENGINEERS.
Harold James Currie – age 24 – Lance Corporal (24424) Royal Engineers.
Harold joined the Post Office in May 1907 and was a sorter and telegraphist when he joined the Territorial 5th KOSB as Private (490) in March 1909. He was on the staff at Thornhill, Dumfriesshire and was living at 25 North Drumlanrig Street when he enlisted as Sapper (22424) in the postal department of the Royal Engineers in January 1912. He moved to the 6th Signal Company in February 1913 and went to France in September 1914. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in January 1915 but had to be evacuated to the 3rd London General Hospital in Wandsworth, London where he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and discharged from the army on 3 June 1915. Harold died in hospital in Chelsea, London in August 1915.
Born 1890 in Helenburgh, Rhu, Dunbartonshire. Son of the late James Cormock Currie (Master Mariner) and of Flora Ann (MacKinnon) Currie of Harthope Place, and of Academy Place, Moffat.
The family moved to Moffat from Helensburgh between 1891 and 1901.
Died in August 1915. Burial place unknown.