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  • ID: I44585
  • Name: Archibald Alexander CURRIE
  • Given Name: Archibald Alexander
  • Surname: CURRIE
  • Suffix: (Wwi Army Picture)
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 Nov 1891 in Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
  • Death:
  • Note: Y 1
  • Census: 1901 Gordon Township Lot 12, W.Range
  • Census: 1911 Gordon Township, Algoma East
  • Religion: Presbyterian 1911
  • _UID: AD5BECDF3ADB4FCD90655678D70E9B67AE8E
  • Change Date: 28 Mar 2012 at 21:28
  • Note:
    This brave Soldier was with, D Company 119th Overseases Bat talion,
    Canadian Expeditionary Force, Niagara Camp 1916.
    and his picture is with D Company on the wall at the
    CENTENNIAL MUSEUM OF SHEGUIANDAH, P.O. Box 2000, Little Cu rrent, ON Canada, P0P 1KO
    705-368-2367 Fax 705-368-2245 email shegmus@vianet.c a www.visitamuseum.com
    We feature artefacts from the mid 1800's, pioneer buildings , an Art Galley, rotating exhibits & more.
    Pictures courtesy of Manitoulin Genealogy Club, Little Curr ent, Ontario
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    (WW I army picture)

    Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918) - ArchiviaNet
    Private…..Currie, Archie Alexander…..Gore Bay

    ATTESTATION PAPER
    CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE No. 754224
    119th Overseas Battalion
    1. What is your surname? ….. Currie
    1a. What are your Christian names?…..Archie Alexander
    1b. What is your present address?….. Gore Bay, Ontario
    2. In what Town, Township or Parish, and in what Country w ere you born?…..Gordon Tp., Canada
    3. What is the name of your next-of kin?…..Archie Currie
    4. What is the address of your next-of-kin?….. .Gore Bay , Ontario
    4a. What is the relationship of your next-of-kin?…... Father
    5. What is the date of your birth?….. November 13th, 1891
    6. What is your Trade or Calling?….. Laborer
    7. Are you married?…..No
    8. Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated and in oculated?…..Yes
    9. Do you now belong to the Active Militia?…..No
    10. Have you ever served in any Military Force?…..No
    11. Do you understand the nature and terms of your engagem ent?…..Yes
    12. Are you willing to be attested to serve in the Canadia n Over-Seas Expeditionary Force?…..Yes
    Signed in Gore Bay, this Fifteenth day of March, 1916
    (back of form) Description of Archie Alexander Currie on En listment
    Apparent Age….25 years…..5 months
    Height…..5 ft…… 3 ins.
    Girth when fully expanded….. 33 Ùa ins.
    Range of expansion….. 2 Ùa ins.
    Complexion….. Medium
    Eyes….. Blue
    Hair…..Black
    Religious Denomination…..Presbyterian
    Distinctive marks, and marks indicating congenital peculiar ities or previous disease…..Scar one inch long on chin.

    Through the Years, Vol. II, No. 11, September 1985, page 15
    January 30, 1919, Interesting Letter of Life in Germany fro m Spr. Currie,Troisdorf, Gemany, Dec. 17th, 1918
    Dear Mother and All;
    Received you welcome letter last night of Nov. 16, an d was very glad to hear from you but sorry to hear Frank ha d the flu, but hope he will be better by now and that nobod y else takes it. I am well myself at present and I guess w e are now settled for some time.
    We are staying in a steel manufacturing town and are b eing used very good by the people, much better than we thou ght we would. The people don't seem to show any hard feeli ng toward us at all, and we try to treat them the same.
    We crossed the border on the 6th and the Rhine at Bon n on the 13th of December, and we are now about eight or ni ne miles from Bonn. It is quite a nice city. We marched t hrough the city with fixed bayonets, not because we were af raid of the people, but because the Army Commander inspecte d us as we crossed the Rhine. We also carried the Union Jac k and the civilians had to take their hats off to it, whic h they did not like.Although there were a lot on the street s at the time, we had no trouble with any of them.
    I received a box from you last night with cake, socks , candles and tobacco in it and it was in good shape, not b roken up at all. I also received one from Mrs. Lindley in g ood shape but I have not opened it yet. I should have writ ten to you before this but I have not had much time for wri ting when we were on the march, but I have sent you cards a t different times. Since the armistice was signed we hav e walked about 250 miles. We have had quite a lot of rain a t times but is not to say cold. Some of the Canadians migh t be home by Christmas, but I think I will be lucky if I ge t home for Christmas a year from now, for we will be the la st to get home. I remembered my birthday this year. I wa s pretty close to Mons then. I don't suppose I will need t hose candles now for we haveelectric lights now but it is a lways best to have a few on hand.
    There are three children in the house we are staying a t, two boys and one girl and they had quite a time in our r ooms, trying our coats,caps, belts and bayonets, and they g enerally go with us to get our meals. Pretty near everyon e takes a kid or two with him when they go for their meals.
    Sorry to hear that Cecil Johnston has died with the Fl u and that Sandy McKenzie was killed in action. I did no t know this until I was it in the Recorder last night. I a m thinking of sending dad a pipe for a souvenir if I get th e chance. Well mother I think this is all for this time . Hoping you are all well again. Goodbye with love and be st wishes to all.
    (Spr.) A. A. Currie

    Through the Years, Vol. II, No. 11, September 1985, page 24
    Heroes Returning, May 29, 1919 - Spr. A. A. Currie
    Spr. A. A. Currie arrived home on Thursday last from o verseas arriving in Halifax on May 25th. Archie enlisted w ith the 119th in March 1919 going overseas in August. He w ent to France the following May in a draft on the 124th Bat talion, was slightly wounded in July but returned to his Ba ttalion till November, when he was sent to England with abc esses on his feet. He returned to France again in April at tached to the Canadian Engineers in which he served till th e Armistice was signed being near Mons at that time then go ing to Germany and returned to Belgium in January was sen t to England in March and sailed from Southampton on the Aq uitania on the 19th of May.




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