The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W F Curtis


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Private William Frederick CURTIS, L/10030,  1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Flanders France, 25th February 1915, age 22.

Born Kennington, Kent, son of Frederick Curtis c/o Mr Burr, East Hall, of Boughton Monchelsea, Kent.

30th June 1895, Kennington, Kent, baptism of William Frederick Curtis, son of Frederick & Elizabeth Harriet Curtis.

Brother of Mr. S. G. Curtis, of 96, Milton Street, Maidstone, Kent. Brothers,  Alfred Curtis, Mantle Farm, Hollingbourne, Kent; Sidney Curtis, Greenway Court, Hollingbourne, Kent.

Previously 3rd Battalion, Special Reserve, Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No.8586, from 26th September 1912 to 1st January 1913. 4th December 1912, 3rd Class Certificate of Education, during drill on enlistment.

Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 18 years & 8 months, height 5ft 3¼ inches, weight 114lbs, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, tattoo marks left forearm, indistinct marks right forearm.

Home 2nd January 1913 to 13th August 1914; BEF 14th August 1914 to 25th February 1915.

2nd January 1913, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th February 1913, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th August 1913 to 20th Agust 1913, King George V Hospital, Dublin, dyspepsia; 3rd December 1913, 2nd Class Certificate of Education.

21st July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Brothers - Alfred Charles Curtis, age 22, Cold Blow Farm, Detling, near Maidstone, Kent; Sydney George Curtis, age 20, Cold Blow Farm, Detling, near Maidstone, Kent.

Buried at  St Sever Cemetery, A.4.19., Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

External link to Hollingbourne Roll of Honour


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