9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
22/09/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Frederick Currie was the youngest son of Thomas and Margaret Currie of Tamlaght, Coagh. He was born on 8th August 1896. He enlisted in the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 29th December 1914 and after training was sent to France with the battalion where he experienced a few engagements with the enemy. He was seriously wounded at the Somme on the 1st July 1916 and lay on the open battlefield for four days with nine shrapnel wounds in one leg and a wound to the groin before being discovered. He died of his wounds in Second General Hospital, Leeds on 22nd September 1916.
Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery contains burials of both wars, many of them in a war graves plot in Section G, the rest scattered. The First World War casualties in the plot are commemorated on a screen wall, as are 15 Second World War casualties buried elsewhere in the cemetery whose graves could not be individually marked. There are also also special memorials to a number of servicemen buried in other cemeteries whose graves could no longer be maintained.