Born: 16th August 1883, Norwich, Norfolk.

Died: 1oth March 1915; age 32; Died – Neuve Chapelle, France.


Rank: Lieutenant.

Regiment: Manchester Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Mrs Curtis, of 6, Rothsay Mount, Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire.




1891   33, Albion Place, Ipswich.


William was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Ephraim William Curtis, 38, a Dock Labourer, born Monk Soham, Suffolk.

Sabina Curtis (nee Moyse), 30, born Monk Soham.

(Cissy) Chrissana Curtis, 7, born Ipswich.

Ambrose George Curtis, 5, born Monk Soham.

Alice Maud Curtis, 3, born Ipswich.


1901   Garrison Military, Colchester, Essex.


William was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the Infantry Militia.


1911   Barrosa Barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Surrey.


William was 29 years old, a Lance Sergeant, for the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.


On the 16th October 1912, at St. Luke’s Church, Holbeck, Yorkshire, William married Mary Ann Phillips, born 3rd December 1880, Leeds, Yorkshire. They had 1 daughter:

Vera Annie Curtis, born April 1914, Leeds, Yorkshire.


William is also Remembered on Holy Trinity Church memorial, Ipswich.

Manchester Regiment, 1st Battalion


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