Curzon, George Herbert: Service no. 54013

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Source: 18th Battalion Nominal Roll, April 1915.

Served with the 18th Battalion until his transfer to 10th Canadian Artillery Brigade, March 12, 1916.

On May 25, 1917, the Mercury reported the death of George Herbert Curzon, son of William and Mary Curzon of Lemon Street. Born in England on Christmas Day, 1891, Curzon had immigrated to Canada with his family, and worked in the Mercury press room.

Curzon enlisted in the CEF in October 1914, and became a gunner in the 8th Brigade of the Canadian Field Artillery. Two brothers, Percy and Joseph, also joined the CEF, and George managed to arrange a transfer so he and Percy could serve in the same unit. Curzon died from shrapnel wounds he’d received when an artillery shell exploded near him.

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