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Adam McLintock Currie attended Plymouth Grove Primary School in Victoria Park, Manchester. He was one of the first students to get a scholarship from there to Manchester Grammar School and went on to get a scholarship to Brasenose College Oxford in March 1914. On 30th January 1916, Cadet Adam McLintock Currie, of the the Oxford University Contingent, Senior Division, Officers Training Corps, was commissioned into the 4th Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 29 JANUARY 1916 The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants (on probation):- Cadet Adam McLintock Currie, from the Oxford University Contingent, Senior Division, Officers Training Corps. Dated 30th January 1916.

Second Lieutenant Currie sailed to France on 31st February 1917, probably to join the 2/4th Battalion who had arrived three weeks before. During the War he was promoted to Lieutenant. It appears that in mid-1918 he was invalided back to England. He returned to Oxford to complete his degree in Michaelmas term 1918.  Adam officially relinquished his commission in January 1919 due to ill-health contracted on active service and was issued the Silver War Badge.


Officers of the 4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Lt Currie is on the left, in the front row

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 4 JANUARY 1919 4th Bn, Loyal North Lancs Regt. Lt. A. McL. Currie relinquishes his commission on account of ill-health contracted on active service, 5th Jan 1919, and retains the rank of Lt.

Adam applied for his medals (The British War Medal and Victory Medal) on 18th September 1921, his address at the time was 75 Shakespeare Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester.

Lieutenant Adam McLintock Currie died on 11th October 1959 in Gloucestershire.

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2 Responses to Lieutenant Adam McLintock Currie

  1. Ellen Stoddart says:

    His brother, William Graham Currie [b. 1892] was killed in action at Passchendaele, Belgium, 5 October 1917. He served as a Corporal with the Manchester Regiment [2nd. Div, 6th.Batt, Service # 250770]. At that time, his parents, William & Jeannie Currie, lived at 75 Shakespeare St Manchester.
    Both were my 3rd. cousins once removed.

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