WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter C. 

William G. Curley

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:81st Bde ('C' Bty)
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Field Artillery
How Died:Died of Gas
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Altrincham (Hale) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Altrincham
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1882 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/171,
the son of Thomas & Catherine Curley (nee Ambrose).

His father died in 1883, aged: 30.

1891 Census - 5 Chapel Yard, Chapel Street, Altrincham - son - Scholar -
aged: 8 - born: Altrincham.   Head of household - Catherine Curley - Widow
- aged: 46 - Charwoman - born: Ireland.  Plus elder twins - Lily & Arthur
Curley, aged: 9 and 1 lodger.

1901 Census - 9 King Street, Altrincham - Brother in Law - aged: 19 - occ:
Horse Keeper (Groom) - born: Altrincham (residing with his sister - Lily
and her husband - George Bowyer).   Head of household - George Bowyer  -
Married - aged: 22 - occ: Bricksetter's Labourer.  Plus his Mother - Kate
Curley - Widow - aged: 54 - born: Ireland.

Married - Ellen Shaw - during the September quarter 1903 in the Bucklow
R.D. - ref: 8a/414.                   

1911 Census - 25 Dale Street, Broadheath - Boarder - Married - aged: 30 -
Labourer at Foundry - born: Altrincham.   Also - Ellen Curley - Wife  -
aged: 31 - born: Bowdon.  They had been married 9 years and produced two
children who were still alive - Beatrice Ellen Curley - aged: 2 - born:
Altrincham and Lillian Curley - aged: 9 months - born: Altrincham. 
Boarders with Peter & Sarah Priestnall and their 4 children.

His widowed mother Catherine Curley was employed as a 'Housekeeper' at the
home of William Henry Cottam and his wife - Catherine Cottam at 10 Dalton 
Street, Dantzig Street, Manchester.  She was aged: 68 and born at Dublin,
Ireland.   William Cottam's father-in-law - John Curley, was probably her
brother - aged: 64 and also born at Dublin.  She died in 1920, aged: 73.

William G. Curley is listed as living at No. 28.  A William Bagnall
(Labourer) is also listed as living at No. 28 Chapel Street in 1914/15/16. 

Drafted to France on the 14th July 1915.

Gassed in the final days of the War - he survived the journey home, but
died soon after in the Military Hospital, Levenshulme, Manchester.

Died: during the December quarter 1918 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/1219
- aged: 41.

Commemorated on the private family gravestone in Hale Cem, which gives his
age as being 37 years.

Listed simply as William Curley on the Roll of Honour.  Left a widow and
two children - James & Lily.

His son James was picked to lay the wreath at the unveiling ceremony of the
Chapel St. Memorial, this being featured in the local newspaper

See also "The Bravest Little Street in England" by Karen Cliff, Trafford
Local Studies Library.

Memorials found on:
St. Margaret's (Dunham Massey)
Chapel Street (Altrincham)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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