Service no. SS/8149
Private, Army Service Corps
Died on 30 August 1915, aged 35
Remembered at Wandsworth Cemetery, Magdalen Road, Earlsfield, south-west London
Albert Curtis left a widow, Forence Maud Curtis, living at Paradise Road, Stockwell, and five young children.
Albert married Florence in 1906, and worked as an upholsterer and maker of portmanteaux (suitcases and travelling bags). The 1911 census shows that he, then 32, and Florence, 22, had been married for five years, and lived with their two young children in one room in Speke Road (which ran parallel with Grant Road) in Clapham Junction.
Albert’s medal card shows that he served in France from 26 April 1915. He died in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Southampton, three weeks after he was hit by a sack of flour, which fell from a crane. His death certificate gives fracture of the spine among the causes of death.
Florence remained in Paradise Road, remarried and had three further sons, who all served in World War Two.