General Arthur Currie is famous for many things - his work in the defence of Ypres April 1915, Commanding the Canadian Corps in Europe in WW1, managing McGill University are among them.
In his day he was among the many who launched the Army into the 20th Century.
Unfortunately his memory must be defended, not against his enemies of old, but common thug vandals.
The rumour is its had the memorial sword ripped off. Said sword was there last August when we trooped up to see the site. According to Mount Royal Cemetery staff - his grave is a very popular visitor site.
Can anyone in Montreal go to the Mount Royal Cemetery - check in with the main office if you havn't seen the grave site and then do a visual with digital photo ideally - post it here with a date stamp on it?
Many thanks in advance
PS: For your efforts you can visit a new website covering Canada and WW1 here. www.cobwfa.ca
- check out the mapping links and the Berthonval Tactical Papers - the 11th Brigade planning data for the defence of the Vimy Ridge Sector that encompasses the modern day monument. There are 178 images and the maps are done in ultra high resolution.