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David Vivian Currie, V.C. 1912-1986
Photo by contributor Kim Allerton - Posted June, 2005
Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2011
Coordinates: N 44 33.840 W 80 56.685
A much-honoured World War II army officer, Currie, who is buried in Owen Sound, was born and raised in Saskatchewan. He enlisted in 1940 and was sent overseas with the 29th Canadian Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (the South Alberta Regiment) three years later. On August 18, 1944, Currie, leading a small force in Normandy, was ordered to help seal the Chambois-Trun escape route to the German forces cut off in the Falaise pocket. He met fierce resistance in the village of St. Lambert-sur-Dives. There, by skilful command and heroic example, Currie sustained his men for three days as they repeatedly thwarted breakout attempts by masses of Germans. For his actions, he was awarded the Victoria Cross, the British Commonwealth's highest decoration for valour.
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> Posted June 28, 2011
We knew Major Currie. He was the nicest man and such a grandfather for Brenda, Sandy and Davis. We also knew Mrs Currie and his son David and David's wife. They were all terrific people.
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