EDWARDS, Reginald William
WO2 Company Sergeant Major
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Wednesday, November 8, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Died in the UK
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Brig. John Durnford-Slater records in his book Commando - Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 that CSM Edwards died of wounds. 2 months prior to his death in the UK, 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.
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