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Sir Arthur William Currie

Currie, Sir Arthur William, 1875–1933, Canadian commander in World War I. He made a distinguished record for himself in World War I as a brigade and division commander, particularly at Ypres (1915) and Vimy Ridge (1917), where he was knighted on the battlefield. Promoted to lieutenant general, he commanded the Canadian Corps, which played key roles in the assaults on the Amiens salient and the Hindenburg Line, from June, 1917, until the end of the war. In 1919 he became Canada's first full general. From 1920 until his death he was principal and vice chancellor of McGill Univ.

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