Francis James Curtis

Memorial: Rangeworthy - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Wiltshire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 37510

Parents: George and Sarah Curtis (nee Poole)

Home address: New Road, Rangeworthy, Bristol

Date of birth: 1899

Date of death: 21/09/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France

Age: 19

Further information:

Francis James Curtis was born in 1899. He was the son of George and Sarah Curtis (nee Poole). The family were living in Bagstone Road in Wickwar in 1901 and in New Road in Rangeworthy in 1911. Francis had six siblings called Sarah, Edith Emily, Joseph, George, Kate and Alma May

Francis joined the 1st Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment (The Duke of Edinburgh’s Regiment) as a Private. In September 1918 the Battalion was part of the 110th Brigade of the 21st Division in an area just east of Bapaume in France

Francis died of wounds on 21st September 1918 at the age of 19 probably at a field hospital in Rouen in France. He is buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension in Rouen. He is commemorated in Rangeworthy Parish Church and on the Chipping Sodbury Cottage Hospital Memorial Board (now at Yate and District Heritage Centre. He was awarded the British War and Victory medals

Please see the book “Lest We Forget” by Arthur Threlfall Searson for further information

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre and the book "Lest We Forget" by Arthur Threlfall Searson
Forces War Records