The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Second Lieutenant E J Curtis



Second Lieutenant Ernest John CURTIS, 5th  Battalion, attached 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds,  Belgium, 22nd January 1918, age 37.

July 1880, born at Bromley, Kent, son of Ernest and Elizabeth Curtis.

5th July 1903, Parish Church St Edmund King & Martyr, London, married Florence Gibson Flack, spinster, 75, Caledon Road, East Ham, London.

Child - Ernest Arthur Curtis, born 7th December 1904, St Olaves, Bermondsey.

1911 Census - 96, Caledon Road, East Ham, London - Ernest John Curtis, head, age 30, married, photographic publishers clerk, born Bromley, Kent; Florence Gibson Curtis, wife, age 38, married 7 years, 1 child, still alive, born Bermondsey, London; Ernest Arthur Curtis, son, age 6, born Bermondsey, London.

Enlisted East Ham, age 35, height 5ft 6½ inches. Resided, 75, Caledon Road, East Ham, London. Formerly clerk.

Home 11th December 1915 to 5th January 1917;   BEF  6th January 1917 to 16th February 1917; Home 17th February 1917.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 12th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 5th October 1916, rejoined & posted Gunner with Royal Garrison Artillery; 24th November 1916, transferred to 17th & 72nd Training Reserve Battalions; 6th January 1917, transferred to Kings Own, (Royal Lancaster Regiment), Service No.32892 as a Private; 6th January 1917, posted BEF, & embarked Folkestone; 6th January 1917, Etaples, arrived at 23rd Infantry Base Depot; 9th January 1917, joined Battalion, "D" Company; 13th February 1917, to England for Commission; 17th February 1917, posted Depot, Kings Own, (Royal Lancaster Regiment); 31sr July 1917, discharged as being appointed to a commission as 2nd Lieut. in the Royal West Kent Regiment.

10th June 1918, Probate - Curtis Ernest John of 75, Caledon Road, East Ham, Essex. Second Lieutenant Royal West Kent Regiment, died 22nd January 1918 in Belgium. Administration (with will) London 10 June to Florence Gibson Curtis, widow. Effects £338 6s 6d.

Buried at  Artillery Wood Cemetery, IX. D. 15., Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium & Commemorated on St Olave's School Roll of Honour.

London Gazette 3rd September 1917.

War Office, 3rd September, 1917. TERRITORIAL FORCE.

The under mentioned, from Officer Cadet Units, to be 2nd Lieutenants : Ernest John Curtis.

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