Curran, Air Mechanic David, (45)

No 30 Sqn RFC

David Curran came from Downpatrick, Co Down, Ireland, and was aged 36 and working as a Carpenter when he joined the 1st Reinforcements to the Australian Flying Unit in Melbourne on 25 June 1915. He departed from Melbourne on HMAT A34 Persic on 10 August 1915 as part of the 1st Reinforcements to the 1st Half Flight AFC in Mesopotamia. Like AM F L Adams (see above) he was captured in April 1916 when the garrison at Kut-al-Amara surrendered after a siege.

After capture, he died from malaria while a Prisoner of War at Nasibin, Mesopotamia, on or about 16 June 1917.

AM D Curran was buried at Baghdad, Iraq, but a post-War search of his reported burial place failed to find a trace of his grave. He is commemoration Panel 227 on the Nisibin Memorial, Iraq.

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