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John William Edwards

In memory of:

Private John William Edwards

September 25, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

F/55133

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

March 11, 1913
Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

May 3, 1940
Sydney, Nova Scotia

Son of Charles S. and Josephine Edwards, of Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia.

Brother of Malcolm Stewart Edwards, who died on June 9, 1944, while serving with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders.

Commemorated on Page 299 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VIII, B, 7.

Location:

CESENA WAR CEMETERY lies in the Commune of Cesena, in the Province of Forli, and is situated one kilometre north-east of Cesena railway station on the provincial road to Cervia (Route No.71 bis). If exiting at Cesena from the highway, the sign will be seen for the Cemetery. From the other direction in Cesena, follow the sign to Rimini and then Cervia and the Cemetery will be found on the right. The CESENA WAR CEMETERY is permanently open and may be visited outside the working hours of the local gardening staff, but will be unmanned.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Photo of John William Edwards– Photo taken prior to his deployment to Europe.
  • Group Photo– Caption found with photo reads: John, Malcolm and Clarence. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– William Edwards fell in Italy, just months after his youngest brother Malcolm Edwards fell at Normandy.
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker of John William Edwards. Photo was taken in 2004.

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