The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W Curtis


Private Warwick CURTIS, G/19975, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after, 26th October 1917.

Born Shipton Lee, Buckinghamshire, son of John & Hannah Curtis, of Woodlands Farm, Quainton, Buckinghamshire.

1911 Census - The Woodlands Farm, Quainton, Aylesbury - Warwick Curtis, head, age 24, single, farmer, own account, born Quainton, Buckinghamshire; Sidney Curtis, brother, age 19, brother working on farm, born Quainton, Buckinghamshire; Elizabeth Farmer, housekeeper, age 56, widow, house keeping domestic, born Great Bourton, Oxfordshire.

9th February 1916, Parish Chuch, Quainton, Buckinghamshire, married Mabel Mary Hughes, spinster of Hogshaw Farm, Winslow, Buckinghamshire.

Child - Winifred Mary Curtis, born 23rd May 1916, Winslow, Buckinghamshire.

Enlisted Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, age 29 years & 8 months, height 5ft 2 inches, weight 147lbs. Resided Grange Farm, Quainton,  Buckinghamshire/The Roses, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire. Formerly farmer.

Home 10th December 1915 to 11th October 1917; BEF 12th October 1917 to 26th October 1917.

10th December 1915, enlisted; 10th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 17th March 11916, mobilized; 18th March 1916, posted Royal Bucks Hussars, Service No.3099; 3rd February 1917 to 23rd February 1917, 337th Field Ambulance, Bishops Stortford, measles?; 2nd June 1917, posted 3rd R.R.C. Service No 206236; 1st September 1917, transferred to Royal Fusiliers, Service No.59022, posted 5th Battalion; 12th October 1917, posted BEF & 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 14th October 1917, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 1st Battalion; 26th October 1917, posted missing.

30th June 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 19/6 a week payable to widow will cease.

1st July 1918, pension of 20/5 a week awarded to widow & one child.

8th February 1919, Probate - Curtis Warwick, of Grange Farm, Quainton, Buckinghamshire. Private 1st Royal West Kent Regiment, died 26th October 1917, in France on active service. Probate Oxford 8 February to Jesses Jones Curtis & Harry Curtis, farmers. Effects £364 15s 8d.

6th April 1920, Statement of Relatives - completed by widow, Mabel Mary Curtis, of Hogshaw Farm, Winslow, Buckinghamshire - Father, deceased; Mother, deceased; Brothers - Jesse J Curtis, age 36, Hill Farm, Shipton Lee, Quainton, Buckinghamshire; Harry Curtis, age 35, Grange Farm, Shipton Lee, Quainton, Buckinghamshire; 7 more brothers addresses unknown; Sisters - Kate Wallington, age 43, Ludgershall, near Aylesbury; Edith King, ager 31, St Lukes? Field, near Aylesbury.

Commemorated at  Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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