SHAND Alexander Gordon 406683

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Alexander Gordon SHAND

Service No: 406683
Born: Subiaco WA, 26 October 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 March 1941
Unit: No. 2 Air Observers School, Mount Gambier, SA
Died: Illness, SA, 17 April 1943, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Adelaide (Centennial Park) Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick George and Grace Ruth Shand, of Subiaco, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

At 0300 hours on 17 April 1943, Flying Officer Shand, a Navigator Bomb Aimer, died from acute Myocardial failure with complicating Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record 166/37/75

Bibliography:

Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990