Major William Curle M.C.

Major William Sydney Noel Curle, M.C. 107th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He died in France on 23rd March 1918, aged 32, during the German Spring Offensive ( Operation Michael ) and is buried Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France. He was the son of James and Marion Curle of Harleyburn, Melrose and the husband of Doris who he married in Chelsea in 1912. He was a Regular soldier and was commissioned into the Field Artillery in 1904 and saw service in India. He had won his M.C. in December 1915. He was wounded and captured on the first day of the Offensive and died two days later in a German Field Hospital. ( The Field Artillery normally used the 18 pounder gun for anti infantry work using either high explosive or shrapnel shells).

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