Soldiers carry David Curnow’s coffin into Truro Cathedral in Cornwall. 22/10/2015. See SWNS story SWARMY. The young soldier who had served in Afghanistan was murdered on the streets of his home town. Dave Curnow, 20, died from injuries he sustained in a brutal attack in Redruth, Cornwall. A member of the public found him unconscious on the ground following an assault outside a nightclub at 2.45am. He suffered serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Cornwall Hospital before being transferred to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.