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Currie, Clarence Algernon

Lieut. Clarence Algernon Currie, Royal Engineers, was the youngest son of Colonel Algernon Currie, Indian Cavalry, and was educated at Heidelberg, King's College School, and King's College, London, where he was a member of the O.T.C. He took the A.M.I.C.E. degree in November, 1914, and immediately afterwards obtained a commission in the Royal Engineers (86th Field Company). On being sent out to France in August last he was transferred to the 84th Field Company, and died of wounds on December 19th, having been shot by a sniper the day before. King's College Review, June 1916


First name(s)Clarence Algernon
Family detailsSon of Col Currie of the Indian Cavalry
Previous educationHeidelberg & King's College School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at collegefrom 1910
Dept / courseFaculty of Engineering, Science & Engineering
QualificationsA.M.I.C.E. 1914
Military unitRoyal Engineers
Date enlisted1914
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Decorations / medalsMentioned in Sir John French despatches 30 November 1915
Date of death19 December 1915
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathShot by sniper 18 Dec 1915 and died of wounds next day
Burial placeBailleul
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
NotesElected Hon member of Engineering Society. King's College Review X111 Dec 1911 shows he was a member of the Rugby 1st XV. Photo in 'The Sphere' 19 Feb 1916
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; University of London O.T.C. 1914-1918

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