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Michael Curran was born in Ayr Scotland and joined the Cameron Highlanders in Glasgow on the 14th January 1915 at the age of 27. Pte. Curran was initially placed in the 8th Battalion, but was transferred to the 7th Battalion and landed in France on the 3rd October 1915. Members of the 7th Battalion Cameron Highlanders were placed in the 44th Brigade of the 15th (Scottish) Division. Pte. Curran was first to see action prior to the full Somme offensive where he sustained a gunshot wound to his hand on 23/05/1916. He received hospital treatment for this until 31/05/1916, before returning to duty. During the Somme offensive, he saw action at the Battle of Delville Wood in September 1916.
Following this Pte. Curran was transferred to the 2nd Battalion Cameron Highlanders and was posted to Salonica arriving on the 17th January 1917. It was whilst in Salonica that together with the 2nd Battalion he was involved in a surprise attack on Homondos in September 1917. It was during this battle. in which 170 Bulgarians were either killed or wounded, that Pte. Curran sustained gunshot wounds to his right side and limbs.
He was finally discharged on 15th April 1919 due to malaria, gunshot wounds and deafness.
The medal group is sold with copies of MIC and service papers which show his entitlement to the 1914-15 Star Trio and records that he had been wounded in action.
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