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Pte. Thomas Curry


Rory Reynolds
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Hi all

Thomas Curry was "Wounded in the neck and left ear (in action) Regarded as “mild” and admitted to 11 Sty. Hospital on 17 October 1917." whilst in France. He was with the 1st South African Infantry.

He was a South African soldier who became deaf as a result of this wound and died from related causes in 1920.

Can someone tell me what battle or action was taking place on the date he was wounded?

Thanks in anticipation

Rory

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The SA Brigade was part of 9th Div. They fought at IIIYpres, otherwise known as Passchendaele. The fighting went on until 12th October then the Division held the line until withdrawn to camps near Ypres on 24th October. They were subjected to constant artillery bombardment and your man was probably wounded by artillery.

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According to Buchan's "The South African Forces in France", the 1st and 4th SAI relieved the 2nd and 3rd SAI on the night of the 16th October. The Bde then spent the next five days in the front line, taking part in no actions, but suffering from constant heavy shellfire. Between 13th and 23rd October, they suffered 261 casualties from the shelling.

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