Frederick Curzon (1875–1933)



The 1920 WW1 Roll in St Mary’s, Crich, lists ‘Pte. Fred Curzon’. No record of WW1 service has been located to confirm identification. The likely individual is a Crich-born brother of Alfred, Francis, Samuel and Walter from the Roll. Though this Fred lived in Australia from 1909, a newspaper article of July 1917 about his brother, Walter, stated that ‘[Walter] is the youngest of five brothers serving with the colours.’ If five brothers were serving, this must have included Fred.

Frederick Curzon son of John and Hannah was born in Crich. He worked as a labourer before joining the forces. He travelled to Sydney, Australia, on 10th April 1923 aboard the Esperance Bay. The ship's record states he was a quarryman aged forty-seven with an address of c/o G. W. Curzon, Opposite Church, Crich. This address is that of his brother George William Curzon

Crich School Entry Records
Fredk CURZON admitted 1883 and the birth date is 31/5/1876. Address is given as Common. The actual date should be 31/5/1875.
[Thanks to Prunella Bradshaw ]

Medal Index Card
Frederick Curzon, Private, King's Royal Rifle Corps R/33163 but unsure whether this relates to this Frederick.

Brother to Alfred Curzon, Francis Curzon, Samuel Curzon and Walter Curzon.


1881: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Curzon Head 31 FWK South Wingfield
Hannah Curzon wife 29   Crich
Frederick Curzon son 5   Crich
Samuel Curzon son 4   Crich
George W Curzon son 1   Crich

RG11 piece 3415 folio 45 page 7

1891: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Curzon Head 41 General labourer South Wingfield
Hannah Curzon wife 39   Crich
Frederick Curzon son 15 Brickyard labourer Crich
Samuel Curzon son 14 Brickyard labourer Crich
George W Curzon son 11 Scholar Crich
John Curzon son 8 Scholar Crich
Alfred Curzon son 6 Scholar Crich
Francis Curzon son 3   Crich
Matilda Curzon daughter 11 mo   Crich

RG12 piece 2747 folio 5 page 4

Frederick cannot be found in the census records after this.