General information: born in 1875 at napperton, ontario enlisted in the militia at the beginning of the war and made his way up the ranks to become a lieutenant colonel of the artillery. Byng of vimy lieutenant-general sir julian byng commanded the canadian corps on the western front from may 1916 to june 1917 he forged the canadians into an elite fighting formation, leading them through the battles of mount sorrel, the somme, and vimy ridge. After the war was over, and sir arthur currie had returned to canada, he was promoted to a four star general he was the first canadian to achieve this rank later, currie would be the inspector general of the canadian militia, and principal and vice-chancellor of mcgill university.
Launched offense on oct 26th under orders from lieutenant-general sir arthue currie significance helped us withhold our reputation individual remarks passchendaele couldn't have been won without the individual efforts of nine soldiers. The sad part is that it never would have happened if canadian lieutenant-general sir arthur currie had been successful in having it called off in just 12 days—from oct 26 to nov 6, 1917—the canadian corps suffered nearly 16,000 casualties, and all for a contemptible gain of 4 1/2 miles. Following the battle of vimy ridge, canadian corps commander julian byng was promoted to general and currie, the 1st canadian division commander, was promoted to lieutenant-general and assumed command of the canadian corps.
The canadians at passchendaele the third battle of ypres which would become better known as passchendeale would start on the 31st july 1917 throughout the month of august, german counter attacks had limited the success expected by the british general sir douglas haig. The battle of the canal du nord the battle of canal du nord was a military offensive of world war i by the british first army and british third army against the german troops along the western front in the nord-pas-de-calais region of france, from 27 september 1918 to 1 october 1918 the canadian corps, under the command of lieutenant-general sir arthur currie, spearheaded the assault. Sir arthur currie was the first canadian-appointed commander of the canadian corps in world war iarthur currie participated in all major actions of the canadian forces in world war i, including the planning and execution of the assault on vimy ridge. General sir arthur william currie gcmg, kcb (5 december 1875 main article: second battle of passchendaele the general sir arthur currie memorial project is currently trying to raise enough funds to erect a statue of currie in his hometown of strathroy.
Lieutenant--general sir arthur currie (a brief account of the battle of passchendaele) lieutenant-general sir arthur currie was the most capable soldier that canada has produced. General sir arthur currie commander of the canadian corps by the end of the first world war his son major garner ornsbury currie was involved in the second world war and then civil service afterwards in ottawa. A look at the 1917 battle during the centenary surveying what was effectively, by that point, a swamp carpeted by so much artillery that the lunar battlefield had given way to flooded pools formed of joined-up shell holes, lieutenant general sir launcelot kiggell was aghast. The canadians who captured vimy ridge in april 1917 were proud of their nickname, the byng boys, but by june of that year sir julian byng had moved on to take command of the 3rd british army while lieutenant-general sir arthur currie assumed command of the canadian corps.
Common knowledge events battle of passchendaele events: battle of passchendaele events by cover 1–5 the great war in flanders (memorial museum passchendaele) by memorial museum passchendaele 1917: 1917: battle passchendaele 1917 by paul wombell: 1917: the battlefields lieutenant-general sir arthur currie major-general louis. General sir arthur currie most people forget that canadian corps fought the battle of vimy ridge under british lieutenant-general sir julian byng, with a mostly-british. Canadian general sir arthur currie, always mindful of not wasting the lives of his troops surveyed the battleground and declared it almost impossible and even unnecessary “leave the mud to the.
Lieutenant general sir arthur currie general sir arthur currie, june, 1917 non-governmental organization dedicated to the discussion and analysis of international affairs the battle of passchendaele is a vivid symbol of the mud, madness and the senseless slaughter of the first world war. The canadians, led by lieutenant-general sir arthur currie, launched their attack on october 26 after four days of shelling it was the second battle of passchendaele step by step, bunker by bunker, the canadians and supporting allied troops advanced up the ridge, taking out pillboxes by throwing grenades through the entrances. General sir arthur william currie, gcmg, kcb (5 december 1875 – 30 november 1933) was a senior officer of the canadian army who fought during world war ihe had the unique distinction of starting his military career on the very bottom rung as a pre-war militia gunner before rising through the ranks to become the first canadian commander of the canadian corps. Currie’s 1928 trial is covered in r s demill, “the 1928 cobourg libel trial of sir arthur currie and the port hope evening guide: the rehabilitation of the reputation of a corps commander” (ma thesis, univ of ottawa, 1989) and r j sharpe, the last day, the last hour: the currie libel trial ([toronto], 1988.
The general sir arthur currie memorial project is currently trying to raise enough funds to erect a statue of currie in his hometown of strathroy cape currie in the northwest territories commemorates sir arthur william currie (b1875-d1933), commander-in-chief of the canadian corps in flanders 1917-1918 lat 714700 long 1243145. The battle of ypres (1915): the first engagement of canadian forces in the great war, it marked the start of poison gases no longer being irregular the second brigade, under the command of arthur william currie (who had not yet gained the rank of general) technically this was the second battle of ypres with the first not involving the canadian forces at all. Sir arthur currie was a canadian commander sir arthur currie was reluctant to join but was overruled by sir douglas haig however because of his reluctance to join, the delay he caused allowed the canadians to prepare for battle.