Statue to General Sir Arthur Currie Unveiled at Home Town Museum

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Photo: Richard Parrish

Article source: Museum Strathroy-Caradoc. August, 2014.

On Monday, August 4, 2014 the community unveiled a life-size bronze statue of Strathroy native General Sir Arthur Currie, thanks to the dedicated efforts of the General Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project – a volunteer committee that successfully raised about $130,000 for the project over the past four years.

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The memorial, consisting of an inscribed granite base and a life-size bronze figure of Currie sculpted by renowned Canadian artist Adrienne Alison, was placed in front of Museum Strathroy-Caradoc next to the cenotaph memorial on Frank St. in Strathroy.

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In order to mark the occasion of the unveiling on August 4, the volunteer project steering committee coordinated a community celebration event.

 

For more info on the statue and its’ location, press on Link below.

http://www.strathroymuseum.ca/en/visitus/Currie-Memorial.asp

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About WW1monuments/Canada

Born in Toronto Canada, Richard is a graduate of Fine Arts from York University. He is currently completing a photo book that documents the most significant World War 1 monuments and memorial sites in Canada. The book is to be published in 2014.
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