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Sir Arthur William Currie 1875-1933

Sir Arthur William Currie

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Adam Shortt

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The City of London
Inside the Middlesex Court House
on the southwest corner of Dundas Street and Ridout Street
on the wall in the reception area

Coordinates: N 42 58.926 W 81 15.261


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Plaque Text

Born at Napperton, Currie served in the Canadian Garrison Artillery (1897-1914), rising to command his regiment in 1909. In 1914, he led the 2nd Brigade of the 50th Regiment Gordon Highlanders overseas and after successive promotions became Major-General in command of the First Canadian Division. After Vimy Ridge he was promoted Lieutenant-General and commanded the Canadian Corps until the end of the war. On returning to Canada he became the first General in the Canadian Army. From 1920 until his death he served as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University. He died at Montreal.

Other plaques at this location
Adam Shortt 1859-1931
Archibald Byron Macallum 1859-1934
Edward Blake 1833-1912
Sir George William Ross 1841-1914

Related Ontario plaque
General Sir Arthur William Currie 1875-1933



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