Currey, William Matthew b. September 19, 1895 d. April 30, 1948 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born at Wallsend, New South Wales, he was educated at Dudley and Plattsburg Public schools, then moved to Leichhardt, Sydney, where he was employed as a wireworker. He served for eighteen months in the 31st Infantry Battalion of the part time Citizen Military Forces. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on October 9, 1916, and was posted as a light trench mortar battery reinforcement. He embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on the "HMAT A24...[Read More] (Bio by: Anthony Staunton) Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium, Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia Plot: Currey was cremated and his ashes interred in the Columbarium, Panel C, position 15
Hamilton, Pvt. John Patrick b. January 24, 1896 d. February 27, 1961 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Orange, New South Wales, Australia, he served as a Private in the 3rd Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces. On the morning of August 9, 1915, during the Battle of Lone Pine Gallipoli, the Turks launched an attack with intense rifle and machine-gun fire. Near Sasse's Sap the 3rd Battalion was ordered to counter-attacked and drive back the Turkish soldiers. Private Hamilton with a few comrades went out of the trenches to fire on the enemy advancing...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium, Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia Plot: C. of E. Section 8, Grave 518.