15 March 1918 : 2nd Lieut. Harold ‘Harry’ Curtis-Beals

Harry Curtis-Beals was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA 29 February 1892.

2nd Lieut. Harold ‘Harry’ Curtis-Beals RAF

Parents John and Margaret.

Educated in Boston.

Enlisted in the A.S.C. (M.T) 15 April 1915

11 March 1917 he married May Katherine Francis (born 1893) at the Parish Church, Milton, Northampton. 

Expeditionary Force, Egypt 1918

Gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.A.F. 19 Jan 1918 he served with the Expeditionary Force in Egypt from August 1917. He was accidentally killed while flying at the Aerial Fighting School, Heliopolis, Cairo a week after his first wedding anniversary. He was 25 years old. 

Cairo Cemetery (c) CWGC

He is buried in the British Cemetery, Cairo.  

2nd Lieut. Harold ‘Harry’ Curtis-Beals RAF

15 March 1918

Sources: De Ruvigny’s Vo.I.V, England & Wales Civil Registration Marriage Index. The IWM holds three albums of photographs relating to the Royal Air Force School of Aerial Fighting School, Heliopolis. 
Image :2nd Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) behind defences on the coast near Arsuf, Palestine, June 1918. National Army Museum.