EDWARDS, Reginald William

Rank: 
WO2 Company Sergeant Major
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
5958979
Died : 
Wednesday, November 8, 1944
Died on active service
Died in the UK
Age: 
22
Company Sergeant Major Reginald Edwards died as a result of an accident [1][2].
 
Notes
Source @ [3] below states "Died of wounds in the UK."
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/85.
[3] ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
Additional
  • CSM Edwards and Tprs. Barnes, Bennett, Kingsley, O'Connell, and Roberts, had been reported missing when a patrol from 3 troop returned to Chateau d'Amfreville. The patrol had left  at 0130 hrs on the 27th June 1944  for the area of GDE Fme du Buisson returning 5 hours later with a prisoner. (Source: No 3 Cdo War Diary June 1944.)
  • Brig. Peter Young  records in his book Storm from the Sea that the men had been surrounded and taken prisoner, adding that  CSM Edwards and Bennett later escaped (confirmed on Casualty Lists - National Archives file WO/417/81).  
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