William Curzon Jnr


Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment) 29344 16th Battalion
Labour Corps 197303  

Lea Mills postcard

William Curzon jnr in WW1

From J B Marsden Smedley's Parcel Book at Lea Mills we know letters or parcels were sent to William Curzon at Victoria Ward, Northenden Hospital, Lemington Spa and Stywell Camp, Staffs.

Medal Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He was also awarded the Silver War Badge.
Notts & Derby 29344 Pte
Labour Corp 197303
Address Yew Tree Hotel, Holloway

Silver War Badge
29344 / 197303 NCLC ex 16th Sherwood For. Badge No 312.506
Enlisted 11/08/15 Discharge 22/10/17
Served overseas

Newspaper report

Derbyshire Courier, 21 October 1916
Notification has been received by his father, Mr W Curzon, of Holloway, that Private William Curzon has been severely wounded in both arms, and has been admitted to the Edgbaston Hospital Birmingham. Private Curzon has been on active service in France for about six months. Before enlistment he was employed by J Smedley Ltd at Lea Mills.

The above newspaper article names his father as William not John.

Letters to/from JB Marsden-Smedley

Lea Green, Near Matlock
23rd Oct. 1916
Dear Curzon,
I have sent you a parcel of eatables from Austin, Grocer, Derby, which I hope you will safely receive, and I shall be pleased to have a letter from you telling me how you are and whether the contents of the parcel are what you like. I have taken some trouble in choosing these contents and should like to know whether what has been sent is liked, so that I can have some guide when I next want to send you a parcel.
I fear the war is not over yet and that you may be some time away, but I should like you to know that you are not forgotten and from time to time should like to send you a parcel. If you want any hosiery or a waistcoat write and let me know and I will do my best to send you what you want. I believe all the Derbyshire men are to have a parcel at Christmas, sent by a committee, of which the Duke of Devonshire is chairman. They have been asking for subscriptions and you will have to look out that you get the parcel.
I hope you are well and that you may have good luck and a safe return.
Yours very truly,
J B Marsden-Smedley
Pte. Wm. Curzon
B Coy, 7th Platoon, 16th Battn
Sherwood Foresters
B.E.F.   France


1901: Commonside Holloway

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Richard Curzon Head 36 Lead smelter Crich
Eliza Curzon wife     Holloway
Mary Amelia Curzon daughter 12 Schoolgirl Crich
William Curzon son 10 Schoolboy Crich

RG13 piece 3235 folio 57 page 1

1911: Holloway

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Curzon Head (wdwr) 46 Lead ore smelter Crich
Mary Amelia Curzon daughter 22 Housekeeper Crich
William Curzon son 20 Wash house hand, hosiery works Crich

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