Born: 1899, Ipswich.

Died: 21st August 1918; age 19 – reported missing whilst flying East of Peronne.


Rank: Second Lieutenant.

Regiment: Royal Air Force, 107th Squadron.


Memorial Reference:

Arras Flying Services Memorial,

Pas de Calais,





1901   3, Westgate Street, Ipswich.


Herbert was a year old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal uncle.

Thomas Curtis, 32, a Fish Mercahnt – employer – at home, born Ipswich.

Jane Curtis (nee Smith), 26, born Coddenham, Suffolk.

Thomas Sidney Harold Curtis, 4, born Ipswich.

Agnes Maud Curtis, 3, born Ipswich.

Civys Irene Victoria Curtis, 5 months, born Ipswich.

Charles Henry B. Curtis, 21, a Manager of Fish Shop, born Ipswich.

1 general servant

1 nursemaid


1911   41, Fonnereau Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings + cousin.

Thomas, 42, a Fish Merchant Trader – employer.

Jane, 36.

Thomas, 14.

Agnes, 13.

Civys, 10.

Edward John Rhodes Curtis, 8, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Audrey Jane Curtis, 2, born Ipswich.

Frederick William Cook, 14, an Office Boy, born Ipswich.

1 housemaid

1 general servant.


Soldiers’ Effects to Thomas Curtis Esq. – father.


Herbert is also remembered on the headstone of his parents & aunt at Ipswich Cemetery, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


 Royal Air Force, 107th Squadron



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