Henry George (Harry) Curtis
Memorial: Downend - Christ Church
Regiment: The Welsh Regiment
Rank and number: Private 201323
Parents: Thomas and Alice (Nee Britton) Curtis
Marital status: Single
Home address: Home Address: 16 Church Road, Soundwell (Mothers address) Lived: (1901 Census) – Ansteys Lane, Kingswood, Bristol
Pre-war occupation: Farm Labourer
Date of birth: 1894
Date of death: 21/12/1917
Buried/Commemorated at: Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
Henry was born in 1894 and Baptised in Hanham Christ Church on 8/08/1894. Henry's father died in 1896, and his mother remarried Robert Hudd in 1913. On the 1901 census he is recorded as George, and on the soldiers effects entry as Harry. On the pension card he is recorded as Henry George and later Henry is crossed through and Harry written above it (the beneficiary was his mother Alice). On the 1911 census he is shown as Harry G and worked on a farm near St Clears, Camarthenshire.
Henry served with the 1st/4th Battalion, Welsh Regiment and was Killed in Action on 21/12/1917 in Palestine.
Henry Curtis is commemorated on the Downend Christ Church Memorial and the Staple Hill Page Park Memorial.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.