Lewis Alexander Currier



Jul 20, 1876

Born in Ottawa, Ontario to Lewis Dennison and Sarah Agnes (nee Goode) Currier


Aug 2, 1899

Married to Laura Brown in Ottawa, Ontario


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59225 (temporary number 741)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs. L.A. Currier, wife, 556 Albert St., Ottawa, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Upholsterer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Assigned to “G” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “D” Company 

On attestation he gave his birth year as 1876.  1877 is recorded on his birth registration that was filed in 1886.  However, his baptism record indicates that he was born in 1876 as does the 1901 Census. 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


Feb 25, 1915

Forfeited 4 day’s pay.  Although not recorded, it was most likely for absence


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Jul 19, 1915

Forfeited 1 day’s pay and restricted to half pay for 1 month for being AWL (Absent Without Leave) for 1 day


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Jan 18, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) diagnosed with Influenza.  He was placed in their DRS (Divisional Rest Station) in Mont des Cats, Godewaersvelde, France to recover


Jan 27, 1916

Discharged to duty from the No. 5 CFA DRS


Mar 27, 1916

Attached to the 4th CIB (Canadian Infantry Brigade) for duty as a Groom


Jan 2, 1917

Private Currier died of Acute Gastritis while in his billet in Bully Grenay and is buried in the Fosse 10 Communal Cemetery, Sains-en-Gohelle, France

Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his widow, Mrs. Laura A. Currier, 632 King Edward Ave., Ottawa, Ontario


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