MATTHEW JOHN [Jack] CURRAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
SURNAME:Curran
FORENAMES:Matthew John [Jack]
BORN:02 04 1864
AT:Island Bridge Dublin Ireland
OCCUPATION[S]:No trade at enlistment.
RELIGION/DENOMINATION:Roman Catholic
FATHER:Bernard Curran 4LD
MOTHER:Catherine Moran
SIBLINGS:Catherine b 12 05 1862 Caher Tipperary Ireland
Mary Anne Curran b. 05 05 1866 Inshill Edinburgh Scotland
Margaret Curran b. 07 11 1868 Marut India
Harriet Curran b. 05 08 1871 Marut India
Evyline Curran b. 12 03 1874 Rawl Pindi India
Bernard Moran Curran b. 31 07 1876 Rawl Pindi India
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1st REGIMENT NO:1822
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ENLISTED:28 02 1880 Shorncliffe aged 16 years 1 month
ATTESTED:02 03 1880
HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:5' 2" or 5' 6"
WEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:101 lbs
CHEST MEASUREMENT AT ENLISTMENT:31"
DESCRIPTION AT ENLISTMENT:Brown Hair, Hazel Eyes, Fresh Complexion
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RANK:1880-1883: Private
1883-1884: Musician
1884: Musician, Corporal
1884-1899: Sergeant
PROMOTIONS: From Private to Musician: 01 05 1883
From Musician to Corporal: 09 06 1884
From Corporal to Sergeant: 20 08 1884
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NOTES:Attended the one year `pupil's course' at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, Twickenham from 11 03 1881 to 28 10 1882.
A cornet player and band member
Severely wounded on the base of the neck on 12 04 1893 which resulted in a scar, but didn't result in him being declared unfit for future duty.
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GOOD CONDUCT PAY:02 03 1882 and 02 03 1896
MEDALS:Long Service and Good Conduct Medals 28 08 1898
EDUCATION:Certificates of Education: 3rd Class: 15 05 1880; 2nd Class: 04 04 1883; and 1st Class: 31 10 1893
EMBARKATIONS: SS Britannia England
SS Simba India
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STATEMENT OF SERVICE: Served England Ireland Scotland 02 03 1880 - 09 09 1896, and 26 03 1899 - 08 04 1899
Served Bangalore India 10 09 1896 - 25 03 1899
CHARACTER: Very Good
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RESIDENCES:36 South Parade Chelsea [1914]
FREE DISCHARGE:Discharged on own request Gosport, 08 04 1899
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POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE [1]:Re-entered Army for Short Service WW1
WW1 Service: Attested Chelsea 22 08 1914 to 13th Reserve Cavalry Regiment, Service No. 12297
Promoted Acting Sergeant 28 08 1914
Discharged Chelsea 20 10 1915
HEIGHT ON REENLISTMENT:5'6"
WEIGHT ON REENLISTMENT:About 140 lbs
CHEST MEASUREMENT ON REENLISTMENT:Fully expanded 36", Range of expansion 2"
DESCRIPTION ON REENLISTMENT:Dark Hair, Dark Brown Eyes, Dark Complexion
DISTINCTIVE MARKS ON REENLISTMENT:Large circular scar furuncular on nape of neck.
Dental plates worn.
POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE [2]:Attested 25 05 1921 to the Essex Yeomanry for 3 year period at Clacton-on-Sea [Territorial]
No. 396512, Trade Musician
Transferred 14 11 1921 to Essex Yeomanry RFA
Next of kin: Son Bernard Curran, 2 Trafalgar Sq, Peckham Park Road, London SE.
POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:Messenger, Priory Council Office [1903]
Professional Musician [Clarinet, Double Bass and Piano]: 1904-1925
Clerk [1914]
Musician [1921]
Played in a variety of theatre and ship orchestras including Drury Lane.
Performed a clarinet solo of Last Rose of Summer before Edward VII
Whilst at Kneller Hall, met Sergeant Patrick Ryan whom he befriended. Ryan later married Jack Curran's sister Mary Anne Curran.
DIED:24 11 1935 Eden Park Beckenham Kent
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1ST WIFE:Caroline Sargeant
BORN:26 08 1866 Heston Middlesex
MARRIED:06 05 1885 Shrewsbury Place Isleworth Middlesex, William Jones Registrar
Witnesses G. Birch and Ruth Birch
DIED:24 05 1908 1 Birchell Road Peckham Surrey
NOTES:Daughter of James Sargeant, Master Baker, and Martha Le Boutilier
1ST CHILD:Florence Curran
BORN:12 05 1884 Hounslow Middlesex
2ND CHILD:Bernard James Hopkinson Curran
BORN:06 04 1886 Edinburgh Scotland
3RD CHILD:Catherine Louisa Margaret Curran
BORN:23 05 1887 Ballincollig Cork Ireland
4TH CHILD: John Edwin Curran
BORN:21 06 1889 Ballincollig Cork Ireland
5TH CHILD: Winifred May Curran
BORN:14 05 1891 Island Bridge Dublin Ireland
6TH CHILD: Violet Evelyn Esther Curran
BORN:23 01 1893 Colchester Barracks Essex
7TH CHILD: Annie Eileen Curran
BORN:12 09 1895 Heston Road Barracks Isleworth Brentford London
8TH CHILD: Richard Edward Curran
BORN:21 07 1897 Bangalore India
9TH CHILD: Terence Robert Curran
BORN:30 09 1898 Bangalore India
10TH CHILD: Norah Curran
BORN:Sep 1901, ?
11TH CHILD: Charles Curran
BORN:1903, ?
12TH CHILD: Dorothy Curran
BORN:1904, 184 Albert Road Peckham Surrey
13TH CHILD: Maurice Curran
BORN:1904, 184 Albert Road Peckham Surrey
14TH CHILD: Constance Amy Curran
BORN:13 12 1905, 47 Albert Road Peckham Surrey
15TH CHILD: Arthur Curran
BORN:1906, ?
16TH CHILD: Henry Dennis Curran
BORN:26 03 1908, 1 Burchell Road Peckham Surrey
TNA SOURCES:TANK/020/055
WO/97/2609/018/001
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OTHER SOURCES:Family information
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