Curtice, Reginald Paul


War Service:

Lance Corporal REGINALD PAUL CURTICE of 1st Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps died on 10 June 1942, aged 26. He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya. The Allied defence line blocking the German advance towards Egypt consisted of a number of strong points or 'boxes' linked by deep minefields. The chief 'box', known as Knightsbridge, enclosed a junction of tracks about 20k west of Tobruk and 16k south of Acroma, commanding all the tracks by which supplies came to the front. Fierce actions were fought at all these places in May and June 1942, and a battlefield cemetery was created at each for the burial of the dead. The graves of many others were later gathered into Knightsbridge War Cemetery from the battlefield burial grounds and scattered desert sites.

Location of Memorial:
His name is remembered on the war memorial at St Dunstan’s College and in the pages of the History of The Old Dunstonian Rugby Football Club. His name is also recorded in the Royal Armoured Corps Roll of Honour on display in the Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset.

Details: He was the son of Reginald Henry and Dorothy Muriel Curtice.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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