Other names: Leonard
Locations in this story: Tonbridge, KentBrenchley, KentMickelham, SurreyKensington, LondonMotcombe, DorsetFrance & FlandersNewbury, Berkshire
Story: Leonard Curd was born in the Tonbridge, Kent, Registry area on 7 Apr 1884 the son of Harry Curd and Jane Curd (nee Castleden). He spent his early life living with his parents at 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. 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 small 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 to live but moved shortly after to Kensington, London. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Oakhurst Cottages, East Wootton, Newbury, Berkshire, working as a Chauffeur. He died in Newbury during 1973.