Private Herbert Curran
was born in Shankill, Co. Antrim on 20th August 1894.
He was the son of Miles Curran and Edith Curran of 9 Myrtlefield Park, Belfast.
The family were members of Elmwood Presbyterian Church.
In 1901 they were living in house 64, North Parade, Belfast. The family consisted of:
Miles Curran 42
Edith Curran 38
Harold T Curran 11
William Curran 8 - Royal Fusiliers (Service Number 8034)
Herbert Curran 6 - Royal Fusiliers (Service Number 2101)
May Curran 3
Lancelot Ernest 2 - RFC / RAF (Service Number 75518) - see section below
By 1911, they had moved to house 29, College Gardens, Belfast.
On 1st May 1912, Curran joined Northern Bank at Head Office. Transfers followed to Shaftesbury Square (1912) and Head Office (1913).
Curran was aged 21 when he was killed in action on 7th May 1916. His battalion were in trenches in the vicinity of Fosse 10, Sains-en-Gohelle, when a shell hit a bombproof shelter, killing four men, including Herbert.
He is buried in the Tranchee de Mecknes Cemetery, Aix-Noulette., Pas de Calais, France.
Curran is also remembered on the Elmwood Presbyterian Church, Belfast War Memorial. This was only found in the Elmwood Presbyterian Churh, Lisburn after 30 years in a cupboard.
He was awarded the British Victory Medal and the British War Medal.