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Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.
Major Walter Eyre Curry ’09
Died: April 9, 1917
Major Walter Eyre Curry was at the College from 1903-1909. Immediately after matriculating he took a position with Aemilius Jarvis and Co. He was a member of the Queen’s Own Rifles and accompanied them to England under Lt.-Col. Sir Henry Pellatt. In August 1914, he joined the 3rd Battalion a result of the hardships, and was invalided home. In Sept. 1915, he joined the 83rd Batt. as Captain and obtained his Majority before leaving for England. He rejoined his old Battalion, the 3rd, and was killed at Vimy Ridge in April 1917, whilst leading his company through a German barrage.
His commanding officer says, “His officers and men thought the world of him, and they proved it that day by carrying every objective allotted them, which he has so carefully trained them for.”
College Times (Christmas 1917) pg. 7
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