Flight Sergeant, 426 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air
Service Number: R/105715
who died on
Friday, February 26, 1943
Son of Harry and Rosetta Rands, of Alliance, Alberta, Canada.
Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
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.
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,