CORPORAL JACOB T. CURRIE was born in Tillery NC on June 6, 1893, the son of Jacob and Catherine Currie. He enlisted in the United States Army in October of 1911 and served for three years before receiving an honorable discharge. His family had moved to 12 North 25th Street in Camden NJ by 1917. Jacob Currie worked as a "Special Agent" for the Victor Talking Machine Company in Camden. Jacob Curry was visiting in Enfield NC on June 5, 1917 when he registered for the draft.
Jacob Currie was called up on Good Friday, March 18, 1918 and sent to Camp Dix where he was assigned first to the 9th Company 153rd Depot Brigade on March 29. He was transferred to the 309th Machine Gun Battalion and promoted to Corporal in April. he served at the Chateau-Thierry, St. Mihiel, and Argonne Forest battles.
Corporal Jacob T. Currie was killed in action in the Argonne Forest on October 25, 1918. Corporal Lawrence S. Adams, of Bailey Street in North Camden, also serving with the 309th Machine Gun Battalion, was killed the same day.
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