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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Curson

In memory of:

Private George Curson

November 17, 1915

Military Service

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Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)


2nd Bn.

Additional Information


March 14, 1889

Commemorated on Page 11 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Hampshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:



HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL is situated within Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Crossley to Cyrs. Microform Sequence 25; Volume Number 31829_B016734. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 169. Page 713 of 890. Private George Curson was one of 134 people who died when the Hospital Ship Anglia struck a mine and sank on November 17, 1915.
  • HMHS Anglia– On 17 November 1915 HMHS Anglia was returning from Calais to Dover, carrying 390 injured officers and soldiers. At around 12:30 pm, 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) east of Folkestone Gate, HMHS Anglia struck a mine and sank in fifteen minutes. 134 people died in the sinking. Source:
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Inscription– Inscription on memorial at Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton, UK showing George Curson's name.
Image taken 10 June 2014.
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Cross of Sacrifice at Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton, UK.
Image taken 10 June 2014.

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