Sir Arthur Currie Exhibit On Display At Museum

Posted On Saturday August 30, 2014
The Life & Legacy of Sir Arthur Currie
The Life & Legacy of Sir Arthur Currie

A new travelling exhibit highlighting the extraordinary life and military career of Strathroy area native Sir Arthur Currie is currently on display at Museum Strathroy-Caradoc. The exhibit draws from sources and materials relevant to Currie’s early life in rural Strathroy, and considers the influence of his youth on his remarkable rise through the ranks from a militia gunner before the First World War to become the first Canadian commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Highlights of the display include a battlefield model demonstrating Currie’s use of the ‘creeping barrage’ tactic, a restored German machine gun captured at the Battle of Amiens, and items related to a soldier’s experience in the trenches on the front line. There are also numerous artifacts and photographs that trace the humble roots of Canada’s greatest military commander and celebrate his achievements and legacy as a source of national pride.

“The Life & Legacy of Sir Arthur Currie” will be featured at Museum Strathroy-Caradoc until the end of December, when it will return to its national tour. For more information, visit the museum website at www.strathroymuseum.ca.