EDGLEY, Robert Ernest

Known as: 
Bob
Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Sussex Regiment
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
212512
Born: 
Monday, May 22, 1922
Died : 
Thursday, June 8, 2006
Place died: 
Brighton, Sussex
Age: 
84
Robert Edgley
Robert Edgley 2 Commando
Captain Robert Edgley volunteered for the Commandos in 1944 whilst serving in the Royal Artillery. After selection and successfully passing the training he was attached to No.2 Commando accepting the temporary reduction in rank to Lieutenant which was required [1].
  • 24 August 1944 Lieutenant, Royal Artillery, to Lieutenant, Royal Sussex Regiment, retaining seniority [2].
  • 17 April 1945, No.2 Commando, wounded and reported as dangerously ill with a mortar fragment wound to his chest, during operations at Lake Comacchio. Evacuated from hospital at Bari, Italy, to hospital in the UK [1][3][3a].
  • Post war worked and resided in Sussex [4].
Sources
[1] Notes made later Robert Edgley talking of his service.
[2] London Gazette 37010, page 1769.
[3] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/8.
[3a] Letter to parents from Lt. Col. Ted Fynn MC, No.2 Commando.
[4] [Images] Gail Edgley (daughter).
 
Notes
Casualty Lists show war substantive rank as Lieutenant. Other official documents provided by family show rank as Captain, pension based on war substantive rank Lieutenant. 
 

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