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Malcolm Allen Canty Rank: Flight Sergeant Service No: R/62966 Service: Royal Canadian Air Force   No. 250 Squadron (Royal Air Force) Date of Birth: August 1, 1921 Place of Birth: St. John, New Brunswick Date of Enlistment: September 30, 1940 Place of Enlistment: No.1 Mobile Depot Recruiting Station (Yarmouth, NS) Address at Enlistment: Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Trade: Student Martial Status: Single Religion: United Church Next of Kin: Isaac Leslie Canty (Father) Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS Malcolm was the son of Isaac Leslie and Gertrude Blanche Canty, of Hebron, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia.  He was the brother of William Leslie and Caroline Helen Canty.  The family moved to Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS when Malcolm was 13 years of age. He attended the Yarmouth Academy in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia successfully completing the Grade 11 Provincial Examination in August, 1940.  He joined the RCAF in September, 1940. He completed his air training in Canada and the United Kingdom and was posted to the Middle East on September 30, 1941.  He joined No. 250 Squadron (Royal Air Force Sudan) on November 1, 1941. On December 11, 1941, the Squadron was ordered to do a patrol over enemy territory, and during this a number of enemy aircraft were encountered with the result that a combat took place.  All the pilots were fully engaged, but from enquiries Malcolm was last seen in a dog-fight with another enemy aircraft.  On returning to the landing ground it was ascertained that one of the Squadron Tomahawk aircraft was missing, the pilot of which was Flight Sergeant Malcolm Canty. As late as 1952, efforts to recover the body were still unsuccessful as the area of the crash was strewn with unexploded mines and highly dangerous to cover.  Date of Death: December 11, 1941  Age at Death: 20  Memorial: Alamein Memorial (Egypt) Memorial Reference: Column 246. The 22nd name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 25 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada 
Malcolm Allen Canty