Rank: Private
Number: 9046
Unit: 1st Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 10 May 1917
Cemetery: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Nothing is known of Edward Curran's life other than Regimental records indicate he was born in the parish of St Philips Church, Stockport. His service number indicates he was either a regular soldier or an ex-regular who had been recalled, as a reservist, when war was declared in 1914.

On 10 May 1917, Edward and his comrades were in the front line and support trenches near Arleux, 12 kilometres north east of the French town of Arras. The men were working on consolidating and strengthening the front line trench. At 7pm, the German artillery opened a heavy barrage which was thought would be followed by an attack, but this did not materialise. Edward and Patrick Herrity were two of the five soldiers killed. Neither has a known grave.

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