Mr William Matthew CURREY, V. C. (1895 - 1948)**
- Date of Birth: 19/09/1895
- Place of Birth: Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 30/04/1948
- Place of Death: Bexley, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||10 May 1941||30 Apr 1948||6yr(s) 11mth(s) 21day(s)|
|Member for Kogarah||10 May 1941||24 Apr 1944||2yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)|
33rd (1941 - 1944)
|Member for Kogarah||27 May 1944||29 Mar 1947||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 3day(s)|
34th (1944 - 1947)
|Member for Kogarah||3 May 1947||30 Apr 1948||11mth(s) 28day(s)|
35th (1947 - 1950)
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP).
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Railway worker. Educated at Dudley and Plattsburg public schools; employed as a wire worker at Wallsend and Leichhardt; joined Railways department, storeman from 1919 until 1941; resigned; member of Australian Railways Union; active member of Returned Serviceman's League; staff of sergeant training from 1939 until 1945 war.
Served in Australian Infantry Forces from 1916 until 1919, 53rd Battalion, France and was gassed, Victoria Cross in 1918, Private.
Awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for his part in the Australian attack at Peronne in France on 1 September 1918.
Son of William Robert Currey, miner, and Mary Ellen Lang. Married Emmie Davies on 10 April 1920 and had issue, 2 daughters. Woronora cremation from St Stephens Presbyterian church in Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8.