Name:Ewen Cameron CurrieRank: Warrant Officer Class IIService Number:R/124726Service:160 RAF Squadron, Royal Canadian Air ForceDate of Birth: January 22, 1919Place of Birth: Sydney, Nova ScotiaDate of Enlistment:August 30, 1941Age at Enlistment: 22Place of Enlistment:Halifax, Nova ScotiaAddress at Enlistment: Sydney, Nova ScotiaHeight:5 feet, 7 ½ inchesComplexion:FairEyes: HazelHair:Red - brownTrade:Steelworker Marital Status:SingleReligion:Roman CatholicNext of Kin: Hammond Joseph Currie, fatherDate of Death: December 7, 1943Age:25Cemetery:Kandy War Cemetery, Sri Lanka (Ceylon)Grave: 1. B. 4.Commemorated on Page 150 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 29Ewen Cameron Currie was the adopted son of Hammond Joseph Currie and Marion (Cameron) Currie, of Montreal, Province of Quebec. His father was born in Peakes Station, Prince Edward Island. His mother was born in Mabou, Inverness County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.He enjoyed hockey, football, basketball, volleyball and tennis.Ewen initially served as a Lance Corporal with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. He trained at Camp 61 in New Glasgow, NS, from January 10 to February 10, 1941.He transferred to the RCAF, and completed training in the Tiger Moth, Fairey Battle, and Bolingbroke aircraft. He served in England, North Africa, Bahamas, and India.On December 7, 1943, while serving with 160 RAF Squadron, Warrant Officer Currie was the Wireless Air Gunner in Consolidated Liberator Mark V (BZ885). He was killed when the aircraft suddenly dove to the ground, at Sigerya, Ceylon. It had taken off normally at 05:20 am on an anti-submarine patrol, but at 600 feet, while in a starboard turn, dived and crashed into the jungle. A full load of depth charges exploded on impact, and there were no survivors. His burial took place on December 8, 1943.