George Curl

Name

George Curl
18 Nov 1896

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

01/07/1918

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
4/6982
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards: Service Medals/Honour Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial: Name/Reference/Country

BOUZINCOURT RIDGE CEMETERY, ALBERT
II. S. 8.
France

Headstone Inscription

No Report

UK & Other Memorials

Northchurch Village Memorial, St Mary’s Church Window, Northchurch

Pre War

George was born on 18 Nov 1896 the second son of George Curl, a cressman, and Lizzie (nee Davis).


The family lived in Northchurch and in 1911 Alfred's occupation was shown as a Farm Labourer.

Wartime Service

George enlisted in the Bedfordshire Regiment and went to France on 30 Sep 1915. 


At some time he was promoted to L/Cpl and he remained with 2nd until on June 30th the 2nd Beds launched an attack on the German Trenches on the Bouzincourt Spur, near Albert. Initially the attack was succesful but fierce German counter attacks regained all the lost ground. During this period there were 146 casualties of which one was George.

Additional Information

War Gratuity of £18 10s and arrears of £13 8s 9d were paid to Father. His older brother Alfred served with Royal Garrison Artillery and had died 29 Dec 1917.

Acknowledgments

Neil Cooper
Jonty Wild, www.dacorumheritage.org.uk/first-world-war-database