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25053   Private Francis Curran
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 13/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/04/1896
Died: 05/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
Francis Curran was the son of James and Eliza Jane Curran. Francis was born on 5th April 1896 in the Shankill area of Belfast. James Curran was a tailor. Frank Curran was employed as an apprentice tailor in Mr R Kerr’s Georges Street, Dungannon. Frank Curran enlisted in Belfast. Private Francis Curran was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in France on 5th July 1916. He was 20 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ste Marie Cemetery
  Le Harve, Seine-Maritime
Grave Ref: Div. 19-II-7
CWGC Casualty 4019909
Ste. Marie Cemetery is one of the town cemeteries, but it is actually situated in the commune of Graville-St. Honorine, overlooking Le Havre from the north. The main entrance to the cemetery is on the Rue du 329eme Regiment d'Infanterie. There is another entrance on the west side of the cemetery which is closest to the main war graves plots and this can be accessed via the Rue Eugene Landoas.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Curran family Lists Frank as age 5 living with the family at house 5 in Victoria Gardens, Clifton Ward, Belfast, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Frank Curran Lists Frank as age 15 living with the Orr family at house 6 in Mullaghconor Glebe, Donaghmore, Tyrone.
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Francis Curran's gravestone can be purchased here
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