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Freeman Randall Currie
Freeman Randall Currie 1258126 Private No 10 Halifax Siege Battery (Canada) 61st and 14th Battery Canadian Field Artillery (England and France) June 5, 1899 (official birth certificate) Springhaven March 16, 1917 Halifax Canaan, Yarmouth Co., NS 17 5 feet, 7 inches Medium Blue Brown Labourer Single Baptist Mrs. Randall Currie (Mother) Yarmouth NS July 10, 1919 April 27, 1964 (Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co., NS) Port Maitland, NS Freeman was the son of Randall Norman Currie and Jessie (Hatfield) Currie. He joined the No 10 Halifax Siege Battery at enlistment. He went overseas embarking at Halifax on the SS Olympic on May 31, 1917 and disembarking in the UK on June 9, 1917. He was assigned to Shorncliffe Camp on June 10, 1917. While serving with the 3rd Battery in England he was admitted to hospital at Folkstone with mumps on July 12, 1917 and discharged to duty on August 3, 1917. He went to France where he served until May 11, 1919 when he returned to Camp Witley in the UK. He returned to Canada on June 18, 1919 and was discharged on demobilization at Halifax and returned to Yarmouth, NS.
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