Collection 2011.30 - Sergeant Johnston Curry M.M. 865753 Letters

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Sergeant Johnston Curry M.M. 865753 Letters

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CA DHM 2011.30

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  • August 29, 1915 to September 17, 1918 (Creation)
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    Curry, Sergeant Johnston
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    World War I

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1 cm of textual records

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(1891 - 1918)

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Sergeant Johnston Curry M.M. 865753 was born at Laring, Perry Sound, Ontario Canada on August 6, 1891. He joined the Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force on September 18, 1916. He was stationed with the 181th Battalion at Camp Hughes. Upon arrival in England in 1917 he volunteered as a machine gunner and was transferred to the 44th Battalion. He was promoted from private to Sergeant and awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry while on active service in France. Prior to enlisting Sergeant Johnston Curry worked as a brakeman for the Canadian Pacific Railway and resided in Brandon, Manitoba. He was killed in action September 27, 1918.

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The letters by Sergeant Johnston Curry were written to Mabel (Anderson) Swinton a resident of Brandon during World War I from his posts in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and France. Mabel Swinton kept the letters for 65 years and after her death her family continued to keep the letters until her granddaughter-in-law Caroline Swinton donated them to Daly House Museum on March 7, 2011

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Eleven letters written by Sergeant Johnston Curry M.M. 865753 during World War I from his postings in Canada and in Europe

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  • Filing cabinet: Third Floor