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44264   Private David George Curran
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/10/1899
Died: 23/10/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 19
David Curran was a son of David and Elizabeth Curran of Oldtown Street, Cookstown and was employed at Gunnings Factory. He enlisted in Cookstown late in 1916 and had been through many of the campaigns towards the end of the First World War. He was seriously wounded in both legs on 14th October 1918, and was taken to No 44 Casualty Clearing station where one of his legs was amputated. David was seriously ill and spent much of his time in the company of the Chaplain of the station where he spoke of his love for his Mother and the other members of the family at home. David died of his wounds on 23rd October 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Duhallow ADS Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 4-J-7
CWGC Casualty 2935893
The Cemetery is located on the Diksmuidseweg, N369 road, in the direction of Boezinge. From Ieper station turn left into M.Fochlaan and go to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left and drive to the next roundabout, where you should turn right into Oude Veurnestraat. Take the second turning on the left which is the Diksmuidseweg. The cemetery is on the right hand side of the road just past the first turning on the right.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
4 Gunnings Factory Memorial Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 293
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1911 Census lists Curran family 1911 census lists David George as age 11 at house 11 in Oldtown Street, Cookstown
2 Photo of Private David George Curran's grave
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private David George Curran
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Private Samuel J Curran Brother of Private David G Curran
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private David George Curran's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023