The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Horace Augustus Curtis

Horace Augustus Curtis

Birth
St Anthony, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
Death 1 Jul 1968 (aged 77)
Redruth, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
Burial Truro, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
Plot Ashes scattered on the East Lawn
Memorial ID 8025311 · View Source
Suggest Edits

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Cornwall, England, he served as a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, British Army. In actions near Le Cateau, France, October 18, 1918, when Sergeant Curtis' platoon came unexpectedly under intense German machine-gun fire without hesitation, he rushed forward toward the enemy position. He killed and wounded two teams of machine gunners and the remaining four guns surrendered. Then turning his attention to a train-load of reinforcements, he succeeded in capturing over 100 enemy before his comrades joined him. For extreme valor in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V on March 8, 1919. He died at age 77 in Cornwall, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Horace Augustus Curtis?

Current rating:

31 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 24 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8025311
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Horace Augustus Curtis (7 Mar 1891–1 Jul 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8025311, citing Penmount Crematorium, Truro, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .