CFHS code : HT458

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : IEPMO Our beloved sons FREDERICK BARTON CURZON KRRC d February 12 1917 at Keighley Military Hospital aged 32 also of ARTHUR WILLIAM HARRY CURZON 1st Cambs Regt killed in action July 8 1917 buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery Flanders aged 34 and In Loving Memory of ARTHUR GEORGE CURZON d March 15 1929 aged 74 reverse also of Mother SARAH ELIZABETH CURZON d Jan 23 1939 aged 82

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.201815, 0.13803325 – click here for location

Curzon grave
Curzon headstone

Monument

This decoratively Gothic-shaped headstone, in the parish area of Holy Trinity, is situated near the south-east corner of the cemetery, to the west side of the eastern path just after it has swung in a northerly direction.

Inscription

‘In ever precious memory of our beloved sons
Frederick Barton Curzon K. R. R. C.
died February 12 1917 at Keighley Military Hospital aged 32 years.’

Also of Arthur William Harry Curzon 1st Cambs Regt
killed in action July 8, 1917
buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery Flanders aged 34 years’

“Translated into the peace of God.”

‘And in loving memory of Arthur George Curzon
died March 15, 1929 aged 74 years.’
“Thine eyes shall see the King in his beauty.”

[reverse:]
‘Also of mother Sarah Elizabeth Curzon
died Jan 23 1939 aged 82 years.’
“Be thou faithful unto death
And I will give you a crown of life.”


Arthur William Harry Curzon (c.1883‒1917)
WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Arthur junior was born in about 1883 in Cambridge. He was one of six children born to Arthur George Curzon and Sarah Elizabeth Curzon (née Barton). He was also the elder brother of Frederick Barton Curzon (1885‒1917), who also died in the First World War. Arthur followed in his father’s footsteps and became a printer’s reader. He was employed by the Cambridge University Press. In his spare time he founded the 1st Cambridgeshire Sea Scouts and received a letter from the leader of the movement, Robert Baden-Powell. He enlisted in Cambridge as Private (2315) in the Cambridgeshire Regiment before becoming Private (325644) in the 1st/1st Battalion the Cambridgeshire Regiment.

Frederick Barton Curzon (1885‒1917)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Frederick was born in 1884 in Cambridge. He was one of six children born to Arthur George Curzon and Sarah Elizabeth Curzon (née Barton**). He was the younger brother of Arthur William Harry Curzon (1884‒1917), who also died in the First World War. Frederick followed in his father’s footsteps and became a printer’s reader. He enlisted in London as Rifleman (R/33163) in the 18th Battalion the King’s Royal Rifle Corps.

Arthur George Curzon (1854‒1929)

Arthur was born in 1854 in Cambridge. He was one of at least six children born to Edward Curzon and Elizabeth Curzon. His father was a Master tailor, who brought up his family at 44 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge. Arthur was baptised on 27 January 1867 at St Paul’s Church, Cambridge. He worked as a printer’s reader. He married Sarah Elizabeth Barton in 1880 in Cambridge. They had six children including Arthur William Harry (1884‒1917); and Frederick Barton (1885‒1917). The family lived at 46 Covent Garden and 2 Belgrave Terrace (off Hooper Street), Cambridge (both in Petersfield). They also spent a few years living at 21 Bell Place, Edinburgh, Scotland but moved back to Cambridge when they lived at 10 Willow Walk. Arthur died on 15 March 1929 in Cambridge.

Sarah Elizabeth Curzon (née Barton) (1856‒1939)

Sarah was born in 1856 in Cambridge. She was one of eleven children born to William and Eliza Ann Barton. Her father was a fishmonger and brought his family up at 95 Russell Street and 31 St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge. She married Arthur George Curzon in 1880 in Cambridge. They had six children including Arthur William Harry (c.1883‒1917); and Frederick Barton (1884‒1917). She died on 23 January 1939 in Cambridge.

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project
War Graves Photographic Project
www.ancestry.co.uk
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837 – 1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837 – 1915
London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754 – 1921
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837 – 1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916 – 2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858 – 1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914 – 1919
Web: International, Find a Grave Index

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Arthur George Curzon; Arthur William Harry Curzon; Frederick Barton Curzon; Sarah Elizabeth Curzon