South African & Great War Group Scottish Royal Engineers
Queen's South Africa Medal Clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (1943 Sapr J. Currie, RE - engraved style); King's South Africa Medal 2 clasps (1943 Sapr J. Currie, RE); 1914-15 Star (2023 L. Cpl J. Currie, RE); British War & Victory Medals (1943 Sjt J. Currie, RE) EF
John Curry was born in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland. By trade a plumber he joined the Royal Engineers in June 1898 at the age of 20 years in Hamilton. He served in the South African War from 1900-1902 in the Search Light Section, RE, leaving South Africa for home in 1905 and the army in June 1910 after completing 12 years service. He was qualified "superior" in electric lighting and firing mines.
In 1911 he joined the Lowland Division, Royal Engineers Territorial Force, still by trade a plumber. He volunteered for overseas service and was mobilised on 5th August 1914 and landed in La Havre on 16th December 1914. He rose to Sergeant on 14th May 1915 but suffered from myalgia and was discharged on 21st February 1916.
Come with digital copies of MIC, medal rolls, Victorian regular service papers and Great War Territorial service papers.