1914-15 Star, (Y-1724 Pte. L. Curtis K. R. Rif. C.) British War Medal, Victory Medal (Y-1724 Pte. L. Curtis K. R. Rif. C.) Y-1724 Rifleman L. Curtis, King’s Royal Rifle Corps Choice EF


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Llewellyn Curtis was the son of Mary Curtis and the late David Curtis, of Brynderi, Efail Fach, Port Talbot, Glamorgan. He served in France from 26 January 1915 with the 3rd Battalion, K.R.R.C., and died in heavy fighting at St. Eloi, to the south of Ypres, where the Germans had built an extensive series of defensive tunnels and were actively mining against the British trenches. On 14-15 March alone, the British infantry of the 27th Division suffered some 500 casualties. Aged just 22 at the time of his death, Curtis is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.