Flight Sergeant, 426 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force,
Service Number: R/105715

who died on
Friday, February 26, 1943
Age 25

Family Information:
Son of Harry and Rosetta Rands, of Alliance, Alberta, Canada.

Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

Grave/Memorial Reference:
Grave Reference: Plot JJB. Grave 30.

Eindhoven is located 31 Km south east of s'Hertogenbosch and 14 Km south west of Helmond.
The Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery is in the suburb of Woensel in the northern part of the town. Approaching from Helmond A270 follow signs for Eindhoven. At the third set of traffic lights after Helmond turn right onto the road connecting Eindhoven to Valkenswaard. Approximately 1.5 Km along this road appears signposts indicating the route to Woensel War Cemetery.

Historical Information:
Almost four-fifths of the men buried here belonged to the air forces, and lost their lives in raids over this part of Holland or in returning from Germany, between 1941 and 1944. Men of the land forces who are buried here died between September 1944 and May 1945. The 79th and 86th British General Hospitals were located at Eindhoven during almost all that period. There are now nearly 700, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site.
No. of Identified Casualties: 679

Commemorated on Page 205 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. The Book of Remembrance is in the Memorial Chamber, which occupies the second level of the Peace Tower in the Houses of Parliament, Ottawa.