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Ewen Cameron Currie

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class II Ewen Cameron Currie

December 7, 1943

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


160 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information

Son of Hammond J. Currie and Marion Cameron Currie, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 150 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Sri Lanka

Grave Reference:

1. B. 4.


From the Botanical Gardens at Peridenya, take the road to Kandy. Just past the gardens, take a left turning at the rightside direction sign, down Lady Magdalene Drive. The KANDY WAR CEMETERY is approximately 1.5 kilometres along this road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of EWEN CAMERON CURRIE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of EWEN CAMERON CURRIE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Extract from the Sydney Academy– From the Sydney Academy Memorial booklet, published by the Student's Assembly in memory of former students who served during the Second World War.  The booklet was compiled by Jack Wilcox, class of 1946 and Donald Trivett, class of 1947.
Additional Information courtesy of Floyd Williston:
WO2 Ewan Cameron Currie, age 25, was killed on December 7, 1943, when the160 Squadron Liberator (BZ885), in which he was wireless-air-gunner, suddenly dived to the ground, at Sigerya, Ceylon. They had just taken off on an anti-submarine patrol. Their full load of depth charges exploded on impact, and there were no survivors. The crew was buried in the Kandy (Sri Lanka) War Cemetery.
  • Letter from the Sydney Academy
  • Kandy War Cemetery
  • Group Photo– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. 
Back row L to R: George Stockwell, E C Currie, unknown, Archie Ferguson. Front row unknown
  • Grave Marker– Picture I took during my visit to Kandy.

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