Corporal Leo Cairns

25 Sep 1944

Corporal Leo Cairns served with SP Troop 1st Airborne Recce Squadron, Reconnaissance Corps and took part in the Battle of Arnhem, during Op Market Garden.

Corporal Cairns drowned crossing the Rhine during the withdrawal of Arnhem between 25-26 September 1944, aged 29 years old. He was recovered from the river on 17 October 1944 and is now buried at Rhenen General Cemetery, Rhenen, Utrecht.

Grave image supplied by John Geboers


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