Lieutenant Edwin A. Rand
SAC 1912-1913

Lieutenant Edwin Arthur Rand was born in New Westminster, British Columbia on July 9, 1893, the son of Arthur E. and Emma A. Rand. He attended St. Andrew's College from 1912 to 1913.

He indicated previous militia service and that he was a student when he enlisted with the 30th Battalion on September 3, 1915. Rand was serving with the 8th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment when he was killed in action on April 28th, 1917at the age of 23 years. 

As he has no known grave, he is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial in France. Inscribed on the ramparts of the Vimy Memorial are the names of over 11,000 Canadian soldiers who were posted as "missing, presumed dead" in France.

  • Copy of Attestation Paper (National Archives) - Front - Back
  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for Edwin Rand. This page includes a link to his commemoration on page 313 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.