1871 census the family is at Harrison's Yard, Warrington. The clue to his family is in his later Service Record This census is before he was born, but shows his brothers.
1874 May 1. Born Warrington, Lancs.
1881 census at 4, Friars Lane, Warrington
1891 Feb 56, Enlists in S Lancs Militia
1891 census at 70, High Street, Newton In Makerfield, Newton, Lancs, where he is a boarder. His trade is "horse keeper".
1893 Jan 16. Enlisted for 7 +5 years with 6th Dragoons. Which he later extended.
1897 Jan 21. Appointed L/Cpl
1899 Jan 16 Promoted Cpl. He is in hospital a couple of times with Syphilis and Gonorrhoea
1899 Oct 28 Posted to South Africa. South Africa Medal with 6 clasps
1901 Dec 12. Posted back to UK
1903 Mar 17. Absent without leave for 3 weeks - serve reprimand
1903 Dec 7 . Promoted Sgt Instructor Musketry
1905 Oct 10. Promoted SSM
1907 Jan 9. Married Annie Cannon in Birr, Ireland
1907 Sep 30. Son Albert George born at Ballincollig, Ireland
1908 Jan 16. Posted to Egypt.
1908 Sep 28 Posted to India
1909 Nov 27. Posted back to UK
1910 Jan 4. Posted to Fife and Forfar Yeomanry as instructor SSM
1914 May 31. Discharged at end of service. He also gets Good Conduct Medal and a gratuity of £5
1916 Jun 1. Yeomanry. Lt. (temp. Maj.) J. Curley to have precedence as from 1st June 1916.
1916 Sep 7. Scottish Horse.—2nd Lt. (temp. Capt.) Donald F. Ferguson to be Adjt., vice 2nd Lt. (temp. Capt.) J. Curley.
1916 Sep 7. Scottish Horse.—Capt. John Curley to be temp Maj. .
1916 Nov 8. 2nd Lt. (temp. Maj.) J. Curley to be Lt. (temp. Maj.).
1917 Jun 11. Lands in Egypt
1917 Aug 16. Lt. J. Curley to be actg. Capt. whilst comdg. a Squadron, from 16th Aug. 1917 to 31st Aug. 1917.
1918 Sep 19. Capt. J. Curley, from the Yeo., to be Capt., and is granted the hon. rank of Maj.
1920 Sep 17. Joined ADRIC with service no. 594 Posted Depot Coy , Section Leader
1920 Nov 13. Promoted Platoon Commander
1920 Nov 8. On a raid in Dublin. Oddly he is shown as F Coy
1920 Dec 21 to 3 Jan 1921on Leave
1921 Feb 11 to 21 Feb 1921 he was a DI2 at HQ Group, then reverts to DI3
1921 Feb 23 to 12 Mar on Leave
1921 Mar 19 to Vets Coy Gormanstown
1921 Jul 26. Relinquishes his commission. Yeomanry. Maj. J. Curley, T.F. Res., to be Maj.
1921 Aug 27. on return from Vets at Gormanstown. Posted to HQ Group. Reverts to T/Cadet
1921 Sept 24. Posted to C Coy
1921 Oct 21. Posted to H Coy
1921 Nov 5 Posted to Depot
1922 Jan 14 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1939 Register Living at 63 Aldenham Road , Bushey U.D., Hertfordshire,with wife Jane (he is retired Scottish Horse)
1941 Oct/Dec Died at Bushey, Herts aged 67
WO 374/17330 Major J Curley