Leonard Curd

Surname: Curd
Other names: Leonard
Other people in this story:
Harry Curd
Jane Curd (nee Castleden)
Ellen Jane Pike
Locations in this story:
Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent
Mickelham, Surrey
Kensington, London
Motcombe, Dorset
France & Flanders
East Garston, Nr. Hungerford, Berkshire
Newbury, Berkshire

Leonard Curd was born in Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent, on 7 Apr 1884 and baptised there at All Saints Church on 25 May 1884 the son of Harry Curd and Jane Curd (nee Castleden).  He spent his early life living with his parents in Brenchley, Kent, until by 1911 he had obtained employment in Mickleham, Surrey, and shortly after at Motcombe House, Motcombe, Dorset, where he lived in The Stables.  He had enlisted on 3 Nov 1914 with the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M1/09220).  He served in France and Flanders from 25 Aug 1915.  During one of his leave periods he married Ellen Jane Pike in Kensington, London, in Mar 1916.  He was discharged on 20 Feb 1919 being physically unfit for further duty on account of Neuritis and awarded a short lived pension plus the Silver War Badge No. B267497.  He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  He returned to Motcombe House Stables, as shown on the 1921 Census, to live and work as a Chauffeur but by 1931 had moved on to Pounds Farm, Eastgarston, Hungerford, Berkshire.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Oakhurst Cottages, East Wootton, Newbury, Berkshire, still working as a Chauffeur.  He died in Newbury during 1973.


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