Name:William Frederick CurranRank:SignalmanService Number:F/5218Service: 2nd Canadian Corps of Signals,Royal Canadian Corps of SignalsDate of Birth:March 6, 1918Place of Birth:Woodside, Imperoyal, Halifax Co., NSDate of Enlistment:May 1, 1942Place of Enlistment:Yarmouth, NSAge at Enlistment:24Address at Enlistment:Woodside, Halifax Co., NSTrade:Electrician’s helperMarital Status:SingleReligion:Roman CatholicNext of Kin:Esther Curran, MotherHeight:5 feet, 7 inchesComplexion:MediumEyes:BrownHair:Dark BrownDate of Death:June 6, 1944Age at Death:26Cemetery:Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, EnglandGrave: Plot 49, Row H, Grave 2Commemorated on page 284 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 18William Frederick Curran was the son of Frederick David (1878-1937) and Sharewood Esther (Allison) Curran (1883-1954), of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.He had two brothers, Gerald Francis and John Duncan, and three sisters – Margaret Mary, Muriel Kathleen, and Gertrude May.William initially enlisted with the Militia April 9, 1942 at Canadian Army Basic Training Camp (CABTC) No. 60 (Camp 60) in Yarmouth, NS, before enlisting for Active Service less than a month later, May 1, 1942. His sister, Gertrude May Curran, also served, with the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (in Ottawa at the time of William’s enlistment). From June 11 to August 20, 1942, he was at CSTC Kingston in Ontario for Signals training. He departed Canada August 21, 1942 arriving in England September 1, 1942.Signalman Curran was killed in a road accident at Sandwich Road, in the Whitfield area of Dover in Kent, England, while on duty. His motorcycle collided with a Canadian motor truck driven by an army trooper. He died at the scene of the accident on the morning of June 6, 1944.He sent the following picture of himself from England to his family in Canada, with the following handwritten on the back, “That's little me. What do you think of it? Me, not much."