Allan Jerome Currie

Dec 29, 1894

Born in St. Charles, Michigan, USA to Archibald Stephen and Catherine (nee Hie) Currie


Jan 8, 1915

Attested into the 155th Battalion, CEF (Canadian Expeditionary Force) in Coe Hill, Ontario 

Ø      Number 636319

Ø      Next of kin given as Catherine Currie, mother, Coe Hill, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic 

The battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area


Oct 17, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Bramshott


Dec 5, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Dec 6, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 147 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Dec 7, 1916

Left the CBD to join the battalion


Dec 8, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Bully Grenay


Aug 15, 1917

During the battalion’s attack on and capture of Hill 70, near Lens, France, Private Currie was killed.  His body was never recovered from the battlefield and he is honoured on the Canadian National Vimy Ridge Memorial, Vimy Ridge, France, for those who were killed in France and have no known grave.

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Catherine Currie, Kapuskasing, Ontario 

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Archibald Currie, at the same address


Feb 8, 1918

Allan’s brother, Ronald Dewey Currie joined the 21st Battalion in the front lines


  Private Allan Currie is also honoured on the Bancroft, Ontario War Memorial

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