|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||35710||10th Battalion
Walter, one of the Curzon brothers, worked as a farm labourer before enlisting at Matlock in 1916 and being posted to the 10th Foresters. During 1917 he was wounded by shrapnel and hospitalised. Returning to his battalion he received a gunshot wound and died on 25th March 1918. He is buried in the Iwuy Communial Cemetery, France, and remembered on the war memorial at Crich.
Medal Index Card
Awarded Victory, British War Medals.
Derbyshire Courier, 14 July 1917
Mrs H. Curzon, of the Common, Crich, received a brief intimation on Friday that her youngest son, Private Walter Curzon, was wounded, and is in hospital in France. The news was sent by a nurse from the institution and states that Private Curzon has been wounded by shrapnel. He is the youngest of five brothers serving with the colours, one, Private Alfred Curzon, having recently been reported killed.
Derbyshire Times 21 July 1918
CRICH SOLDIERS DEATH
Official notification has been received that Pte. Walter Curzon of the Sherwoods, son of Mrs Hannah Curzon, of Crich Common, has died in hospital in France. He enlisted about three years ago. A brother was killed in France about two years ago and there are two other brothers serving in the Forces.
|Regiment/Service||Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)|
|Date of Death||25/03/18|
|Additional Information||Son of Hannah Curzon, of 2, East View, The Common, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire. and the late John Curzon.|
|Casualty type||Commonwealth War Dead|
|Grave/Memorial Reference||C. 26.|
|Cemetery||IWUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY|
Soldiers' Effects Book
Walter Curzon; 10th Bn Notts & Derby Regt; Private 35710; 25.3.19 St Martin gun shot wound; paid out to:
17.5.20 sister Mary 12s 5d
1891: Chadwicknick Lane, Crich
|John||Curzon||Head||41||General labourer||South Wingfield|
RG12 piece 2747 folio 5 page 4
RG13 piece 3231 folio 44 page 7
RG14PN20984 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED13 SN103
1918 Voters List, Crich
Walter Curzon, Crich; absent on military service