Frederick Barton Curzon (1884‒1917) was Rifleman (R/33163) in the 18th Battalion the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. He became ill in France and was brought back to England where he died on 12 February 1917, aged 32, at Spencer Street Military Hospital, Keighley, Yorkshire. His body was then brought home and he is buried in this grave. He is commemorated at Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge and the Cambridge Guildhall together with his brother Arthur William Harry Curzon.
Frederick was born in 1884 in Cambridge. He was one of six children born to Arthur George Curzon and Sarah Elizabeth Curzon (née Barton**).  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. Frederick became ill in France. He was brought back to England where he died on 12 February 1917, aged 32, at Spencer Street Military Hospital, Keighley, Yorkshire. His body was then brought home and he was buried in Mill Road Cemetery, although his last known address was 43 Varden Road, New Wandsworth, Surrey. He was entitled to the Victory medal and British War medal.

(** Cousins! — Sarah Elizabeth Barton was the sister of Susan Barton, who was the mother of Leonard Bevan and Sidney Bevan, both of whom were killed in the Second World War. Thus the Curzon brothers and the Bevan brothers were cousins.)

Curzon grave
Curzon grave

 

 

Lat Lon : 52.201815, 0.13803325 – click here for location

Parish : Holy Trinity

See family grave page for more information

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:
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

Frederick Barton Curzon