The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Curnow
First Name:
Francis Lyle
Nick Name:
Frank
Rank:
Lieutenant (appointed 1 Nov 1940)
Regimental #:
WX3446
Company:
Headquarters Company, No. 1 Platoon Sigs. (replaced by Lt. K. Lee)
Enlisted:
2.11.1940
DOB:
7.08.1917
Place of Birth:
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Carlyle Curnow
Mothers's Name:
Naomi Curnow
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Clerk
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row A, Grave 10, Age 24.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Hill 200, Ulu Pandan
Date of Death:
12.02.1942
Buried:
Where killed at map reference 763162 by Major A. Clough Party on 21.12.1942

General Description

Lt Curnow, Lt Royce and Lt Raphael
Lt Curnow, Lt Royce and Lt Raphael

 

Evans & Curnow
Evans & Curnow
EPSON MFP image
Headstone Curnow

Curnow Francis L

 

Curnow had previously joined 28th Btn Militia.

Attended No. 27 Course Army School of Sigs, Liverpool, NSW from 10/2/1941 to 23/3/1941.

Frank Curnow was killed in action at Ulu Plandan on 12th February 1942.  Below is a detailed handwritten letter by Major Cough outlining all the information to hand about Curnow’s death.

He was killed by machine-gun fire through his chest.  The Battalion suffered heavy casualties and all officers were killed.

 

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Frank Curnow married Gladys Jean Rogers about 1937.

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