The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private R T Curling


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Private Robert Thomas CURLING, G/11443, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wounds, abdomen), St Johns Hospital, Etaples, France, 9th August 1916, age 35. 

Born Deal, Kent, son of the William and Harriet Curling, of Deal, Kent.

14th April 1906, St Leonards, Deal, Kent, married Catherine Florence Wood, spinster, Maundown Villa, Mill Road, Deal, Kent.

Children - Catherine Frances Amelia Curling, born 10th March 1907, Deal, Kent; Florence Isobel Joyce Curling, born 16th March 1916, Deal, Kent.


1911 Census - 1 Grenada Cot, Mill Road, Deal, Kent - Robert Curling, head, age 30, married, bricklayer, born Deal, Kent; Catherine Curling, wife, age 28, married 5 years, 1 child, still alive, born Walmer, Kent.

1911 Census - "Homestead," Mill Road, Deal, Kent - Arthur Wood, head, age 64, married, laundryman, own account, born Walmer, Kent; Catherine Wood, wife, age 64, married 42 years, 9 children, all still alive, laundress, born Deal Kent; Francis Wood, daughter, age 25, single, laundress, born Walmer, Kent; Mabel Wood, daughter, age 22, single, laundress, born Walmer, Kent; Catherine Curling, grand daughter, age 4, born Deal, Kent.


Enlisted Deal, Kent, age 34 years & 267 days, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 120lbs. Resided Maundown Villa, Mill Road, Deal, Kent / Grenada Cottage, Mill Road, Deal, Kent /  . Formerly bricklayer.

Home 27th November 1915 to 25th April 1916; BEF 26th April 1916 to 9th August 1916.

27th November 1915, enlisted; 3rd December 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th December 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th April 1916, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

12th February 1917, pension of 18/6 a week awarded to widow & two children.

Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, IX. D. 6A., Pas de Calais, France.


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