Private Arnold CURRAN

Male 1893 - 1918

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  • Name  Private Arnold CURRAN 
    Title  Private 
    Born  26 Apr 1893  Sebright, Rama Twp., Ontario Co. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  1918  Viller-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  11 Aug 1918  Amiens, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1  Pte. Arnold CURRAN's Family
    Last Modified  5 Nov 2013 

    Father  UNKOWN 
    Mother  Mary CURRAN,   b. 08 Jul 1861, Rama Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1  Group Sheet

  • Genealogical Notes 
    • -source- Veterans Section, www.ramarahistoryonline.web: -CURRAN, Arnold : regimental number 853378, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, May 16, 1916. He was single, 23, a Mechanic living in Orillia. Born and raised in Rama (Sebright), a son of Mary Curran. His father died when he was just four years of age, then he relocated to Longford, with his mother and Uncle Edward Curran, who had been a father to the boy. About 1909, they moved to Orillia. He was the only support of his mother and aged uncle. He arrived in England, May 14, 1917, and joined the 4th Battalion, in France, Aug. 28, 1917. Pte. Curran was wounded Aug. 8, 1918, at the Battle of Amiens, he died from these wounds, August 11, 1918, at the 48th Casualty Clearing Station, France, at the age of 25. The CEF Burial records read " while advancing under heavy machine gun fire, he was hit in the head by several machine gun bulletts, stretcher bearers attended to him, and he was removed to No. 48 Casualty Clearing Station, where he succumbed to his wounds." Pte. Curran is buried in the Viller-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France, grave number VIA. B. 14.- The Curran family stone in the Sebright United Church Cemetery, has a memorail to Arnold. (photo in WW1 album)

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