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Clarence John Currie

In memory of:

Sergeant Clarence John Currie

October 23, 1951

Military Service


Service Number:

SK14633

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Division:

1st Battalion

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Burma Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp and War Meal 1939-45. He was awawded the War Service Badge - General Service Class on 9 January 1946. Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal

Additional Information


Born:

November 6, 1925
Lloydminster, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

March 4, 1949
Kelowna, British Columbia

Son of John Black and Lillian Eva Currie of Westbank, British Columbia. Brother of Ralph Gordon, Vincent Donald and Velma Lillian. Sgt Currie enlisted in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve and served in the Second World War from 5 October 1943 to 9 January 1946. He attained the rank of Able Seaman and served under service number V-72631. He saw service in Canada, the United Kingdom and the High Seas. He served with the PPCLI until his death. He was single and in civilian life, was employed as a warehouseman.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 16 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

20. 6. 1185

Location:

The United Nations Cemetery is located in Tanggok, a suburb of Busan. The land for the cemetery was granted to the United Nations by the Republic of Korea as a tribute to all those who had laid down their lives in combatting aggression and in upholding peace and freedom. There are 2,267 servicemen buried in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery. Of these 1,538 were Commonwealth soldiers, including 376 Canadians.

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