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William Alfred Sneath

In memory of:

Pilot Officer William Alfred Sneath

June 23, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/17777

Age:

30

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

429 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 19, 1913
Alameda, Saskatchewan

Son of Charles Alexander Sneath and Lois Rebecca Sneath, of Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 215 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:

8. K. 6.

Location:

HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY is located 30 km from Brussels and 3 km south of Leuven. Turn left out of Leuven railway station onto the Tiensevest(ring road R 23). Follow the Tiensevest through the junctions Tiensepoort and Parkpoort and along the Naamsepoort. Turn left at the Naamsepoort onto the Naamsesteenweg (N251) signposted Namen, Waver & Heverlee. Continue until you cross the railway line at Heverlee and take the first left turn into the Hertogstraat. Follow Hertogstraat to the end and turn right at the Sport Hall onto the Kerpelstraat. Continue down the Kerpelstraat until you come to a crossroads at which the HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY is located.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of William Alfred Sneath– William Alfred Sneath b.19 Jun 1913, Alameda, Saskatchewan; d. 23 June 1943; went down with his plane in Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium returning to England after air raid to Mulheim, Germany. There is a war memorial in that town that lists his name. See also the book "Gevallen Vlengels - Fallen Wings", by Robert Bellio and Debora Grossi which tells part of his story.
My mother, Jeanettes Sneath Cox, was his sister.

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