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World War 1 Memorial Project

Joscelin William Currey

 

Name: Joscelin William Currey (Curry)

Rank: Lance Corporal

Service Number: 2576

Regiment: Somerset Light Infantry

Battalion/Unit number: 5th Reserve Battalion

Date/year of Birth: 1897

Place of Birth: Taunton

Place of Residence: 70 Winchester Street, Taunton

Date of Death: 28th June 1915

Place of Death: Royal United Hospital, Bath

Burial/Memorial: St James Cemetery, Staplegrove Road, Taunton

Joscelin Currey was one of five children born to Job Arthur Currey and Eliza Jane Currey of 17 Eastbourne Gate, Taunton.  His brothers, Frederick and Ernest, also served in the war.  Frederick was a Private in the 2nd East Surrey Regiment while Ernest was a Driver in the 3rd Division of the Royal Horse Artillery.

In 1913 Joscelin, aged 16, became an apprentice at Messrs. Rudman, Lancey and Co.'s, who ran an iron foundry.  He enlisted with the Somerset Light Infantry in August 1914 and was stationed first at Salisbury and then in Bath.  While in Bath he was taken ill with cerebro-spinal meningitis, and died on 28th June 1915.



Gravestone for Joscelin Currey, located in St James Cemetery, Staplegrove Road, Taunton.

 

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