Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
2/2494   Private William Curry M.M.
Dated added: 22/06/2017
Last updated: 30/06/2019
Personal Details
4th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
 (Survived The War)
Private William Curry served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. William was a reserve man and was called up when war was declared. He received seventeen wounds (some through the centre of his body) at the Battle of Festubert in 1915. He returned to the war and went on to serve in Gallipoli, France and in Palestine. On his certificate he received when leaving the army on 10th December 1918, Williamís specialist military qualification was as a stretcher bearer.
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Local Memorial Details
No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Orange Hall - WW1 Panel 1 (Served) Coagh
2 Tamlaght School 1916 (served) Coagh
3 Kingsmills Orange Hall Roll of Honour WW1 (Served) Coagh
Local Insitute / Local Book Details
No Name Page
1 Tamlaght National School
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Curry family 1901 census lists William as age 18 at house 3 in Tullyweery, Red Row, Coagh
2 1911 Census lists Curry family 1911 census lists William as age 29 at house 23 in Cloghog, Moneyhaw
3 Brother - Hugh Currie Also served in the the war
4 (subscription) Private William Curry Military Papers (38 pages)
5 London Gazette - 09/04/1918 Military Medal, 2/2494 Pte W Curry, R Innis Fus, Drapersfield, Co Tyrone
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Coagh & District in WW1