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Former Member Details

Mr William Matthew CURREY, V. C. (1895 - 1948)

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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
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 10 May 1941 30 Apr 1948 6 years 11 months 21 days
Member for Kogarah 10 May 1941 24 Apr 1944 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Kogarah 27 May 1944 29 Mar 1947 2 years 10 months 3 days
Member for Kogarah 03 May 1947 30 Apr 1948 11 months 28 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP).
Community Activity
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.
Military Service
Served in Australian Infantry Forces from 1916 until 1919, 53rd Battalion, France and was gassed, Victoria Cross in 1918, Private.
Honours Received
Awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for his part in the Australian attack at Peronne in France on 1 September 1918.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
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.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8.