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40107 Corporal L.E. CURR
Royal Engineers

by
Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis 2008

Curr enlisted as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers for service in the Great War of 1914-18. At the time of his enlistment his home address was 29 Cambridge Street, Camberwell, London SE5.

Curr was posted to the 63rd Field Company, R.E. with the 9th Division in France and Flanders. This unit took part in the following major actions:

Loos: 25 September - 5 October 1915
Albert (The Somme): 1-13 July 1916
Bazentin: 14-17 July 1916
Delville Wood: 15 July - 3 September 1916
Le Transloy: 1-18 October 1916
Scarpe: 9-14 April 1917
Scarpe: 23-24 April 1917

Curr was severely wounded at Arras in May of 1917. He was invalided home to hospital. In November of 1917 he was discharged as medically unfit for further service. He died as a result of his wounds on the 12th of April 1920.

REFERNCES:
1. Battle Honours of the Royal Engineers. The Royal Engineers Journal, 1925-1932.
2. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
3. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.