Alfred Curzon


Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 3209 & 200905 1/5th Battalion

Alfred was born on 28th July 1884 and was a gritstone quarryman before he joined the Sherwood Foresters. He entered France in March 1915 and was killed on 1st July 1916 aged thirty-two; he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Medal Index Card
Awarded Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals.
Entered France 1 March 1915.
Died 1 July 1916.

Newspaper Report

Derbyshire Courier
25 August 1917
For a considerable time there have been doubts concerning the fate of Private Alfred Curzon, Sherwood Forester's, of Crich, and, and although no news had been received regarding him since July of last year, it was thought he might possibly have been wounded and taken prisoner. A letter from the British Red Cross enquiry Department for wounded and missing appears to confirm the worst fears regarding his fate. The letter received last weekend by a relative states that his battalion went over the top on 1 July to attack, Gommecourt. The fighting was very violent, and German shells and bombs were falling fast between the lines all that day and even at night.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Initials A
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Private
Regiment/Service Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Unit 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death 01/07/16
Service No 200905
Casualty type Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

War graves certificate for Alfred Curzon


1891: Chadwicknick Lane, 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

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1901: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Curzon Head 54 Unoccupied South Wingfield
Hannah Curzon wife 52   Crich
Samuel Curzon son 24 Gritstone quarryman Crich
George Curzon son 21 Gritstone quarryman Crich
Alfred Curzon son 17 Gritstone quarryman Crich
Francis Curzon son 12   Crich
Walter Curzon son 9   Crich
Mary Curzon daughter 5   Crich

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1911: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Curzon Head 65 Framework knitter Crich
Hannah Curzon wife 63   Crich
George Curzon son 26 Gritstone cutter Crich
Alfred Curzon son 23 Gritstone cutter Crich
Francis Curzon son 22 Gritstone cutter Crich
Walter Curzon son 19 Farmer Crich
Mary Curzon daughter 15   Crich

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Alfred Curzon's brothers Samuel Curzon, Frank Curzon and Walter Curzon (who was also killed) are also on the Roll of Honour.