|Royal Garrison Artillery||206257|
Photos courtesy Michelle Curzon
William, the son of William and Harriett Curzon, married Sarah Brocklehurst in 1903, moving from Crich to Longway Bank, Whatstandwell. He was employed at Lea Mills and was called- up in Feb 1918, aged thirty-eight. Little is known of his war service other than he spent some time in a VAD hospital at Charnwood, Leics. As with other Lea Mills employees serving in the forces, he received food parcels from Austin's of Derby and clothing parcels from Lea Mills – courtesy its managing director J. B. Marsden-Smedley. After demob, the family remained at Longway Bank, living on Blundestone Lane.
His dog tags give his name, regiment, regimental number and religion.
Sometime during the war period he was in the Charnwood Forest VAD hospital.
William was stationed at the Puckpool Battery on the Isle of Wight.
1901: Bullin Lane, Crich
|Joseph||Curzon||son||22||Turner of wires||Crich|
|Elizth.||Curzon||daughter||14||Machine minder, hosiery mill||Crich|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 46 page 12
1911: Longwaybank, Whatstandwell
RG14PN21005 RG78PN1253 RD436 SD6 ED3 SN169
1939 Register: Blunstone Lane, Wirksworth
Sarah Curzon b.23 February 1883
Rhoda Curzon b.27 March 1908; domestic servant
Mabel Curzon b.16 August 1914; general packer, hair products
Maurice Curzon b.15 may 1920; half hose trimmer