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19319   Private Frederick Currie
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/08/1896
Died: 22/09/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Leeds Harehills Cemetery
  Leeds, Yorkshire, 
Grave Ref: Scre Wall G26
CWGC Casualty 410541
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Presbyterian Church Roll Of Honour Coagh
3 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 1 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tamlaght National School
2 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 178
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Currie family 1901 census lists Fredrick as age 4 living with the family at house 11 in Rooskey Lower, Springhill, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists "Curry" family 1911 census lists Frederick as age 15 at house 15 in Tamlaght, Springhill, Moneymore
3 Photo of Private Frederick Currie's inscription
4 John McMullan From Coagh. Mentioned in correspondence
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Robert Sands From Coagh. Mentioned in correspondence
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023