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Thomas Rex Forsyth

In memory of:

Flying Officer Thomas Rex Forsyth

April 28, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/24699

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

431 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 307 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IVa. D. 29

Location:

Antwerp lies 57 Km north of Brussels on the E19 and 59 km north east of Gent on the E17 motorway. The cemetery itself is located in Wilrijk, a suburb of Antwerp. From the Bistplein in front of the railway station in Wilrijk follow the Kleinsteenweg for 300 M until you arrive at the ring road. Turn right and follow the ring road for 100 M to the first set of traffic lights and turn left. Go under the flyover and continue straight on over the dual carrageway into Jules Moretus Lei. Follow this street for 1 kilometre and the entrance to the Municipal Cemetery is on your left. After entering the cemetery follow the Commission signs to the three Commission plots at the far end of the cemetery. Alternatively ask for their location at the office within the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flying Officer Thomas Rex Forsyth is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Thomas Rex Forsyth is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of THOMAS REX FORSYTH– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of THOMAS REX FORSYTH– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Medal– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of THOMAS REX FORSYTH– Forsyth, Thomas Rex J/24699
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Letter– Last letter sent home before the mission that would take his life.
  • Letter– The letter the family received informing them of Rex's passing.
  • Family gravemarker– FORSYTH
In Memory Of
F/O THOMAS REX
Oct. 22, 1912~Apr. 28, 1944
K.I.A. WWII
Buried Antwerp Belgium

[photo is Memorial Marker at Cardston Cemetery - Cardston, Alberta, Canada]
  • Cemetery Entrance– Entrance … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Cross of Sacrifice located in Plots 4 & 4A … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– View of Plot 3 … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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