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Currie, Arthur, Sir, 1875-1933

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    • Arthur William
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    • Currie, Arthur W. (Arthur William), 1875-1933
    • Curry, Arthur William, 1875-1933
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    • found: Dancocks, D. G. Sir Arthur Currie, 1985:t.p. (Sir Arthur Currie) Can CIP (Currie, Arthur William, Sir, 1875-1933) p. 7 (Arthur William Currie, b. 12/5/1875) p. 280 (d. 11/30/33)
    • found: NLC, 9-21-88(Currie, Arthur, Sir, 1875-1933)
    • found: General Sir Arthur Currie: a military biography, 1987
    • found: Is Canadian education fulfilling its purpose, 1927title page (Sir Arthur W. Currie)
    • found: The intelligence service within the Canadian Corps, 1914-1918, 1930:title page (historical resumé by General Sir Arthur Currie)
    • found: Historica Canada, via WWW, January 12, 2015(Sir Arthur Currie; Sir Arthur William Currie (changed from Curry in 1897); soldier, educator; born 5 December 1875 in Adelaide (near Strathroy), ON; died 30 November 1933 in Montréal, QC; Currie was the first Canadian commander of the Canadian Corps during the First World War; Currie is best known for his planning and leadership during the Hundred Days Campaign (8 August-11 November 1918), the most successful of all Allied offensives, which led to the defeat of Germany and the end of the war; under Currie's leadership, Canadian soldiers won several important victories, including the battles of Amiens, Cambrai, Valenciennes and Mons; on 23 August 1919, Currie was appointed inspector general of the militia forces in Canada; he left that position in May 1920 to become principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University, a position he held until his death)
    • found:, January 12, 2015(Sir Arthur Currie; General Sir Arthur William Currie (1875-1933); despite a popular reputation among his troops as "Guts and Gaiters" (on account of his supposedly aloof manner), was a capable Canadian army commander who enjoyed a consistently successful run of victories throughout the war; born on 5 December 1875 at Napperton in Ontario, Currie was an insurance broker and estate agent before war broke out; prior to the outbreak of war Currie served as a militia officer in British Columbia; with his name made following his conduct as GOC 2nd (Canadian) Brigade during 1914-1915, notably during the first German gas attack at Second Ypres, he was handed charge of 1st (Canadian) Division during 1915-1916; Currie was promoted GOC Canadian Corps with the elevation of Sir Julian Byng to command of Third Army in June 1917; he was the first Canadian to be promoted to General rank during the war; knighted in 1917 by King George V, Currie was the recipient of various other honours, including Commander of the Bath, Legion of Honour, Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, Croix de Guerre and the U.S. Distinguished Service Medal)
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    • 1987-06-04: new
    • 2015-01-15: revised
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