105th; 109th; 2/9th Regiment of Foot
Private; Corporal; Private
Joseph Curzon was born in Q4 of 1848 at Crich.
1851 Census: Top Crich
John Curzon, head; 47; cordwainer; born Crich
Mary Curzon, wife; 45; FWK; born Crich
Henry Curzon, son; 24; FWK; born Crich
Mary Curzon , dau; 15; FWK; born Crich
William Curzon, son; 11; FWK; born Crich
John Curzon , son; 9; born Crich
Joseph Curzon, grandson; 2; born Crich
1861 Census: Crich
John Curzon, head; 55; shoemaker; born Crich
Mary Curzon, wife; 55; born Crich
Henry Curzon, son; 34; incapable of work; born Crich
William Curzo, son; 21; FWK; born Crich
John Curzon , son; 19; FWK; born Crich
Joseph Curzon, grandson; 12; born Crich
He enlisted into the 105th Regiment of Foot on 10 January 1868 aged 19 for twelve years, a framework knitter of Crich; 5ft 6⅛in tall; fresh complexion; brown eyes; brown hair. His next-0f-kin was recorded as "Uncle, Crich Village."
He was in the Army between 1868 and 1884
a total of 16½ years, over 15 years of which were spent in India.
He fought in the second Afghanistan War and was awarded the Afghanistan (Cabul) medal and clasp. This Medal was awarded to members of the British and Indian armies who served in Afghanistan between 1878 and 1880. He also received a medal and clasp for the 1877 Jowaki campaign.
He was put on trial 18 March 1870, imprisoned 24 March 1870 and released 31 August 1873 when he was transferred from the 105th Foot into the 109th Foot with regimental number 67/367 . Then on 30 Jun 1877 he was transferred to 2/9 Foot.
Promoted to Corporal 23 May 1880 but demoted back to Private 10 April 1881 after a trial for drunkenness. Several Good Conduct awards were granted and removed.
He was discharged 15 July 1884 as being medically unfit for further service.å
Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioners Service Records 1868