(Thomas) Tom Curry

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 47032

Parents: James Curry and Mary Ann Curry

Home address: Home Address: Winterbourne, Bristol. Lived: Lawn Road, Fishponds, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Carpenter

Date of birth: 15/11/1885

Place of birth: Hambrook, Bristol

Date of death: 04/06/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France. Not commemorated on a local memorial.

Age: 32

Further information:

Tom was born in Hambrook, the son of a labourer and a middle child of seven children with three sisters and three brothers. In 1901 at the age of 15 Tom was working as a garden boy for a solicitor in Haw Lane Olveston. In 1910 he married Margaret Henrietta Harney by which time he was working as a carpenter and living in Frenchay.

Tom served first in the Devonshire Regiment (37645) followed by the Labour Corps (92180) then finally the 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. He was killed in action and originally buried at Blairville village, located near the frontline, South West of Arras before being reburied at Cabaret Rouge in 1923. On the day of his death, his battalion was not involved in a specific engagement, therefore it is possible that Tom fell victim to the daily trench warfare which accounted for 300 deaths per day throughout the war.

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

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):