During an attack, despite heavy machine-gun
fire, Currey rushed forward and killed the whole crew and captured
the weapon. Later, in the afternoon, the 53rd encountered intense
fire from a strong point. Currey crept around the flank of the
position and opened fire with a Lewis gun before rushing the post,
inflicting many casualties and dispersing the survivors. His
courageous action enabled the battalion attack to proceed. At 3 am
next morning he volunteered to warn an isolated company to withdraw.
Moving out into No Manís Land he stood up and called out to the
company. This brought a hail of enemy fire down upon him. His
respirator was punctured and he was gassed, but he succeeded in
contacting the exposed company which then returned safely.