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VC1288    David Vivian Currie Watkins

Name   David Vivian Currie    No.      

VC Issue No.   1288   Awards   VC   CD

Regiment   Canadian Armoured Corps, 29th Canadian Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (South Alberta Regiment)

Later    

Now   

Rank VC Won    Major

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Sutherland, Saskatchewan, Canada

Place Of Death   In a hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    27 November 1944

VC Presented   30 November 1944, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

P  Memorial Plaque, 1st Avenue West & 8th Street East, Owen Sound , Ontario, Canada

Memorial Plaque, Victoria Cross Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

P  Memorial at Site of Action, St Lambert Sur Dives, France

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Plaque at Trail Royal Canadian Legion Post, British Columbia, Canada

P  British Army Training Building, Suffield, nr Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Currie Park, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Currie Road, Wallacetown, Ontario, Canada


By The Way…

Before the war he was a welder and car mechanic


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BORN    8 July 1912

DIED   24 June 1986   AGE    73

VC Won   18 - 20 August 1944   AGE   32

Place VC Won   St Lambert-sur-Dives, Battle of Falaise, France

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War