Photographs and additional information courtesy of Julie Bamford.
Born: 1902, Winston, Suffolk.
Died: 27th May 1940; age: 38; KiA at Saint-Sylvestre-Cappel.
Residence: 512, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 1061463.
Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, 5 Regiment.
Collective Grave 10.
George is buried near to the road to Dunkirk in France. He was killed during the Battle of Dunkirk, as part of the BEF holding back the German forces as they crossed the Belgium border into France, in an effort to gain time to allow the allied forces to escape the French coast ports.
1911 The Green, Winston, Suffolk.
George was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Henry Harry Curtis, 35, a Horseman on Farm, born Winston, Suffolk.
Hannah Curtis (nee Pallant), 34, born Debenham, Suffolk.
Lily Beatrice Curtis, 7, born Winston.
Harry Curtis, 6, born Winston.
Jack Curtis, 4, born Winston.
William Curtis, 3, born Winston.
George’s father, Henry Harry Curtis died in 1928, Winston, Suffolk.
George Christmas 1926 India.
In 1932, Bosmere, Suffolk, George married Lily Edna Smith, born September 1901, Debenham, Suffolk.
Lily Edna Pallant
They had 4 daughters;
Doris Amy Ellen Pallant, born November 1934, Ipswich.
Patricia Ann Pallant, born August 1938, Ipswich.
Edna Rose Pallant, born August 1938, Ipswich.
Beryl Margaret Pallant, born August 1940, Ipswich.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939
George’s wife, Lily and their 3 daughters were living at their family home – 512, Wherstead Road, Ipswich. Lily’s widowed father and sister were also living at their home.
Lily, unpaid Domestic Duties.
Benjamin Smith, a retired Butcher, born February 1863, Debenham.
Edith M. Smith, incapaciated, born October 1899, Debenham.
Photograph taken in 1942
Doris tallest at rear, Patricia left, Edna right.