Edenthorpe man Frank Curtis dies in Greece

Curtis F. Dvr  RASC   Don Gaz  Nov 17th 1916 page 7

Title: Curtis F. Dvr RASC Don Gaz Nov 17th 1916 page 7
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Frank Curtis was born in Edenthorpe in 1880. At age 10 his family had moved to Balby where his father William had a farm. Frank also worked on the farm as the stockman.
He joined the Army Service Corps in March 1915 and served in Salonika, (now Thessalonika), in Greece. Although there was a move towards machinery and mechanical transport, the army still used lots of horse power for transportations of ammunition and supplies. Frank served as a driver involved in the transportation of horses.
He died of wounds in the 1st Canadian General Hospital in Salonika on the 12 October 1916. His mother Elizabeth was paid a war gratuity of £8 13s 10d on 3/2/16, and a further payment of £6 10s on 27/9/19.

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