William Strafford Curtis

Key Information

Name: William Strafford Curtis
DoB: April 14 1888
 Private 2962, 15th Batt. London Regt. (Civil Service Rifles)
: May 27 1915
Academic Career: CGS 1900-03 County Council Minor Scholarship, 1900. 

Other: School Master in service of L.C.C.
Biographical Information:

  • William Strafford Curtis was born in Gloucestershire from where his parents Thomas (a railway engine driver) and Elizabeth originated. He was the youngest of four children. Elder sister Ellen became a teacher; brother Arthur  a printers reader, married and moved to Yorkshire; Lucy was housekeeper for her father and sister after her mother died in 1906. In 1901 the family lived at 5, London Road. At the time of William’s death his father was living at 6, Brookfield Gardens, Carlisle.

    Carlisle Grammar School Memorial Register has William’s middle name as Stafford. It is also recorded as Stafford on the 1871 Census (for his mother) However the 1861 and 1851 Census report her as Strafford and the CWGC  have William’s death recorded and call him Strafford, as does the Cumberland News.