Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Russell Irwin Edwards

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Russell Irwin Edwards

March 13, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/153973

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

199 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 157 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Plot 2. Row C. Grave 10.

Location:

Bergen is on the coast 6 kilometres north-west of Alkmaar and 43 kilometres north-north-west of Amsterdam, lying 3 kilometres west of the main Alkmaar-Den Helder road. The BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY is on the north-eastern outskirts of Bergen, in the road known as Kerkedijk. The British plots are in the south-eastern part of the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial – Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Flight Sergeant Russell Irwin Edwards is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Flight Sergeant Russell Irwin Edwards is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of RUSSELL IRWIN EDWARDS – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of RUSSELL IRWIN EDWARDS – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Burial Card – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker – Photo used with permission of Frans van Cappellen, Putten, The Netherlands
Wellington aircraft HZ-263 of 199 (RAF) Squadron was airborne 1930 12 Mar 43 from Ingham, Lincolnshire. Lost in the sea off the coast of Holland. Sgt Edward's body was washed ashore and is now buried in Bergen General Cemetery; his comrades have no known graves. They are: F/L W.J.King; Sgt D.A.Nunn; Sgt C.F.White; and Sgt C.R.Townsend RAAF.  (Source:  www.lostbombers.co.uk)

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