Arthur William Currie


Arthur William Currie Famous memorial

Strathroy, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
Death 30 Nov 1933 (aged 57)
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Plot Section E5, Number E169
Memorial ID 11755 View Source

Canadian Army Lieutenant General. Born in Strathroy, Canada, he joined the 5th Regiment, Canadian Garrison Artillery in 1894. Rising through the ranks to Lieutenant Colonel, he was offered command of the formed 50th Regiment, Gordon Highlanders in 1913. At the start of World War I, he was given command of a battalion in the first Canadian contingent in 1914, to assist Britain in Europe. He advanced steadily, winning distinction at the battles of Ypres, Saint-Julien in Belgium and at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France. In 1917, he became Lieutenant General commander of the four divisions Canadian Corps and led troops at Passchendaele. After the war he served as inspector general of the Canadian Militia and was Knighted in 1918. In 1920, he accepted the position of principal and vice chancellor of McGill University, Montreal and retained this post until his death.

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