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Joseph Curtis

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Curtis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    19459 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 April 1896 AWMM LevukaFiji AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 18 September 1916 AWMM 24 England Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Thomas Curtis (father), Levuka, Fiji, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 April 1917 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      146 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark half caste Fijian AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      keloid scars after vaccination AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      7 October 1917, mortally wounded in action gunshot wound left arm, right hand, forehead and abdomen AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joseph Curtis was the son of Thomas and Matilda Curtis of Levuka, Fiji.

    Attested at Narrow Neck Camp.

    Family wrote he was Methodist; service record has Roman Catholic

    The journey Mr and Mrs Brooker undertook in 1998 to visit Lijssenthoek Cemetery began in Amsterdam. Three train transfers were necessary to take them to the village nearest the cemetery. No taxis were available for the final 4 kms so they began walking. Fortunately a passerby offered a lift and they arrived at their destination. They express the view that this was a worthwhile journey and there was a great sense of satisfaction being there - it was a special place, beautifully maintained and it was a consolation that New Zealanders graves' were tended so carefully so far from home. A man visiting the cemetery offered to take they back to the train station for the return journey to Amsterdam. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    8 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Plot 20, Row I, Grave 8A AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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