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
Killed in action or died of wounds
Died in the UK
Age: 
22
Roll of Honour: 
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.
 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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