Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Francis Gilbert Curwen

In memory of:

Sergeant Francis Gilbert Curwen

April 27, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

24113

Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

13th Bn. No. 1 Coy.

Additional Information


Born:

April 24, 1886
Pinner, Middx, England

Youngest son of Robert Curwen, A.R.I.B.A., and Ann Constance Curwen.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

LXVI. D. 11.

Location:

Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The cemetery itself lies 700 meters along the Tynecotstraat on the right hand side of the road. Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. Three of these blockhouses still stand in the cemetery; the largest, which was captured on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division, was chosen as the site for the Cross of Sacrifice by King George V during his pilgrimage to the cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France in 1922. The Tyne Cot Cemetery is now the resting-place of nearly 12,000 soldiers of the Commonwealth Forces, the largest number of burials of any Commonwealth cemetery of either world war.

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 767 of 890. Originally buried in Staden German Cemetery, which contained the graves of 14 soldiers from the United Kingdom and 10 from Canada who fell in 1915-1917. Following the Armistice, the bodies of all of these soldiers were exhumed and re-interred in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Belgium.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping from the Daily Telegraph of July 5, 1915. Image taken from web address of http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ww1-archive/11720689/Daily-Telegraph-July-5-1915.html
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  • Grave Marker

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