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General Sir Arthur William Currie 1875-1933

General Sir Arthur William Currie 1875-1933

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted November, 2004

General Sir Arthur William Currie 1875-1933

Photo Source - Wikipedia

General Sir Arthur William Currie 1875-1933

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The Township of Strathroy-Caradoc
In Strathroy, attached to the wall near an entrance
to a high school at the northeast corner of
2nd Avenue and Adair Blvd 1.5 km east of Road 81


Coordinates: N 42 58.875 W 81 36.434

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Plaque Text

The first Canadian-born general, Currie grew up on a farm in Napperton and attended Strathroy Collegiate Institute. In 1894 he went to Victoria, B.C. where he joined the militia in 1897. At the outbreak of World War I he was given command of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade and went overseas in 1914. He led the 1st Canadian Division at Vimy Ridge in 1917 with the rank of major-general. Later, he was promoted to lieutenant-general and became General Officer Commanding the Canadian Corps. On his return to Canada he was promoted to the rank of full general. From 1920 until his death he was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University.

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Sir Arthur William Currie 1875-1933

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Lieutenant-Colonel Thain Wendell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O., 1890-1960
Andrew Edward McKeever, 1895-1919
Robert Tait McKenzie (1867-1938)
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> Posted August 11, 2012
The Middlesex Historical Trail also erected a plaque at Currie's boyhood home just west of Strathroy Ontario. Photo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinhutjohn/4546303657/




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