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CURTIS, H., Staff-Sergt., R.A.S.C. Volunteering in November 1915, he was sent to the Western Front in the same month, and rendered valuable services at Le Havre in the loading and unloading of supplies of all kinds at the Docks. He had a large staff under him, and carried out his responsible duties with great efficiency right through to the end of the war. Demobilised in April 1919, he holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
29, Howden Street, Peckham, S.E.15
CURTIS, H., Trimmer, Merchant Service. Joining in July 1918, he served in H.M.S. "Comet," which was engaged in conveying troops and stores from America and Canada to France. He continued his services up to the time of the Armistice, and being demobilised in July 1919, holds the General Service and the Mercantile Marine War Medals.
40, Oareboro' Road, Deptford, S.E.8.
CURTIS, J. H., Private, R.A.S.C. (M.T.) Joining in March 1917, he was sent at once to the Western Front, and did good Service in the important work of supply in connection with engagements near Arras, in the Ypres sector, and at Lens, Passchendaele Ridge, and Cambrai. He also took part in the Retreat and Advance of 1918, giving valuable aid on the Somme, and at Havrincourt and Le Cateau. He was demobilised in November 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
90, Milton Court Road, New Cross, S.E.14.
CURTIS, W. J., Gunner, R.G.A. Joining in August 1917, he went to France in 1918 as a signaller, and did good service as a telephone operator on the lines of communication until attacked by a complicated illness, which necessitated his being invalided home, and detained in hospital, until his demobilisation in February 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
48, Sharratt Street, Peckham, S.E.15.
CURTISS, S.C., Pte., 22nd London Regt. (The Queen's) and 1st Air Mechanic, R.A.F. Volunteering in June 1915, he proceeded with his infantry unit to France in the following January, and took part in heavy fighting near Loos, where he was wounded in March, being invalided home in consequence. Upon his recovery he was transferred to the Royal Air Force, in which he did good work at different aerodromes in England until eventually demobilised in December 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
18, Galleywall Rd., Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
CURWOOD, H. R., Pte., 28th Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) and Labour Corps. Volunteering in December 1915, he was not called up until March 1917, and joined the 28th Royal West Surrey Regiment, which was immediately converted into a Labour Battalion. In this he rendered good service in different kinds of valuable work, being engaged in laying railway lines, building dugouts, taking ammunition to the front line, and many similar duties. In 1918 he was attacked by illness, and was invalided to England. On his recovery he returned to France, and continued his service in the Labour Corps until his demobilisation in March 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
148, Peckham Park Road, Peckham, S.E.15.
CUTLER, S. A., Private, R.M.L.I. Joining in May 1916, he proceeded to Salonika in the same year, and was in action against the Turks, but was slightly wounded. He continued to serve on that front until 1918, when he was transferred to France, and took part in engagements in the Ypres sector, near Loos, and at other places in the Retreat and Advance of that year. Returning to England after the Armistice, he was demobilised in March 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
8, Alloa Road, Deptford, S.E.8.
CUTTING, J. W., Sergt., R.G.A. Volunteering in August 1914, he was retained for many months on home service as physical training Instructor to the troops at various stations in the United Kingdom. In 1918 he was sent to a Base camp in France on this important duty, but later took part in the Great Advance of that year with the Siege Battery, and was in action at Le Gateau, on the Selle, and the Sambre. After the Armistice he was in the Army of Occupation on the Rhine, and being demobilised in January 1919, holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
38, Nutbrook Street, Peckham, S.E.15.
CUTTS, E. G., Rifleman, 15th London Regt. (Civil Service Rifles) and Pte., Royal Army Pay Corps. Joining in October 1918 on attaining military age he passed through his training with his unit at a Southern Station. After the Armistice he was transferred to the Army Pay Corps, and served in it until his demobilisation in November 1919.
5, Nunhead Grove, Peckham, S.E.15.
CUTTS, G. W., Gunner, R.F.A. Volunteering in March 1915, he proceeded to France with his Battery in the same year, and did good service as signaller in actions in the Ypres and Somme sectors, also iu the Retreat and Advance of 1918. After serving throughout the final stages of the Campaign, he returned to England after the Armistice, and was eventually demobilised in July 1919. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
23, Barkworth Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
CUTTS, J. A., Gnr., R.F.A. and Pte., Labour Corps. Volunteering in April 1915, he proceeded with his Battery to France in the same year, and did good service as a driver on the ammunition column at various places iu the forward areas, including Festubert and Givenchy, until 1916. He was then transferred to the Labour Corps, and carried out guard duties at Prisoners of War Camps near Calais, until finally demobilised in August 1919. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
23, Barkworth Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
DABIN, I. G., Rflmn., Rifle Brigade and Pte., M.G.C. Joining in July 1917, he was drafted overseas early in the following year, and after serving at Lens and Arras, was severely wounded on the first day of the Retreat on the Somme, and was invalided to hospital at Etaples. On recovery he returned to the fighting line, and was frequently in action during the Advance until hostilities ceased. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals and was demobilised in February 1919.
15, Azof Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.
DABIN, T., Pte., Queen's Own (R. West Kent Regt.) Having served since 1911, he was drafted to France at the outbreak of hostilities, and took part in the Retreat from Mons. He also served at Neuve Chapelle, Ypres, Loos, the Somme, and Arras, and in many of the operations in the Retreat and Advance of 1918, until the Armistice. He holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals, and was demobilised in January 1919.
20, Gonson Place, Deptford, S.E.8.
DACK, H. J., Stoker, R.N. He joined the Navy in July 1916, and later in the same year, after his training at Devonport, sailed to the Mediterranean in H.M.S. "Prince of Wales" which was engaged in bombarding the Austrian coasts, and in patrol duties in Italian waters. He afterwards was sent to the North Sea, where he served with the Grand Fleet, and subsequently proceeded to Smyrna. He returned home, and was demobilised in August l919 and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
27, Dilston Grove, Southwark Park Road, S.E.16
DAHMEN, A., Gunner, R.F.A. He volunteered in August 1914, but after only four months' service in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, was discharged as unfit. Rejoining, however, in January 1915, in the Royal Field Artillery, he was sent to France, fought at Loos, Ploegsteert, the Somme, Arras, and Lens, and was twice wounded. He was gassed in August 1918, and invalided home, and was eventually demobilised in February 1919, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
225, Sumner Road, Peckham, S.E.15.
DAILY, T. S., Private, 5th Norfolk Regiment. He joined in March 1916, and in January of the following year sailed to Egypt, and served with the British Forces in their Advance through Palestine. He fought in many engagements, including those at Rafa, and Gaza, and was present at the fall of Jerusalem. He remained in Palestine after the Armistice and returned to England for demobilisation in February 1920, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
73, Abbeyfield Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
DAILY, W., Driver, R.F.A. Volunteering in July 1915, he proceeded to France in October of the following year, and took part in many engagements, including those at Beaumont-Hamel, the Ancre, Bullecourt, and Passchendaele. He was then drafted to Italy and served in the operations on the Piave and the Asiago Plateaux until hostilities ceased. He returned to England, and was demobilised in March 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
32, Swan Lane, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
DALBY, J. W. C., Bombardier, R.F.A. He volunteered in November 1914, and being drafted to the Western Front in the following year did excellent work with the guns at the Battle of Loos, and the Capture of St. Eloi. In November 1916 he died gloriously on the Field in the Battle of the Somme, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"A costly sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."
22, Shardeloes Road, New Cross, S.E.14.
DALE, H. J., L/Corporal, Cheshire Regiment. Volunteering in September 1914, he proceeded in the following February to the Western Front. During his service in this theatre of war, he took part in several severe engagements in France and Belgium, and was badly wounded at Arras in October 1916, unfortunately dying a few hours later. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"Courage, bright hopes, and a myriad dreams, splendidly given."
57, Elderton Road, Lower Sydenham, S.E.26.
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