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Patricia Edgar .     Land Army

I would like to make contact with the other girls, I met during my 22 months service, with the Womens Land Army Our base was Westcombe Hostel Dyke Road Brighton Sussex. I stayed there roughly two years, till the end of the war. I do remember Doris Baker from London, Edna Muggridge and Jean Ellis It would be lovely to meet up and chat about old times.




Ord.Sea. Tom Edgar .     Merchant Navy MV Empire McMahon

As an O.S. I joined a MAC tanker just after the war. My immediately previous vessel had also been an Anglo Saxon tanker. The MV Niso. The Empire McMahon, one of four hybrid carriers was eventually left, by us, in Genova for the removal of the flight deck. I am currently writing a fictional novel which involves the MAC vessels. I've never seen any accounts of their wartime activity. They were bad enough in peace time rough weather with an exaggerated top heavy roll. It seems the hair raising experiences of pilots landing on these postage stamp flight decks was never recorded. If any one is still around who can give me information which I can incorporate into my story it would be appreciated. It is just one way I can pay homage to these R.N and M.N Navians. It was, jokingly, suggested that the acronym M.A.C was not Merchant Aircraft Carrier but Mad Avian Crew. adopted from the CAM boats Catapult Activated Madman.




Lt. W. Edgar .     Home Guard A Coy. Workington Btn.




Drmr. Ronald Edgcombe .     British Army 2nd Batt, HQ Coy Royal Norfolk Regiment   from London)

(d.May 1940)

My uncle, Ronald Edgecombe, joined the Norfolk Regiment in 1936, He was a bass drummer in the regimental band. We always assumed he was killed in the massacre, but in the 1970s I discovered he was wounded some two or three weeks before the massacre. Unfortunately, there is no record of this, and further searching has not found any trace of him or his great mate Sgt. Kelley.




Sergeant Eric Edge .     RAF VR 106 Squadron (d.2nd January 1944)

Lancaster JB642 bomber with the 106 Squadron on operation to Berlin, lost on the 2nd of January 1944. JB642 was one of two No.106 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. Airborne 0020 2nd January 1944 from Metheringham. Outbound, crashed at Hoya, a town straddling the Weser, 14 km SSW of Verden. Those killed are buried in Hanover War Cemetery.

At 18, Sgt Withington was amongst the youngest to die on air operations in Bomber Command.

  • P/O F.H.Garnett KIA
  • Sgt D.McLean KIA
  • F/S T.J.Thomas KIA
  • Sgt E.M.J.Pease KIA
  • Sgt E.Edge KIA
  • Sgt J.A.Withington KIA
  • Sgt A.A.E.Elsworthy PoW, was interned in Camps 4B/L3, PoW No.269841.




  • Sergeant Eric Edge .     RAF VR 106 Squadron (d.2nd January 1944)

    Lancaster JB642 bomber with the 106 Squadron on operation to Berlin, lost on the 2nd of January 1944. JB642 was one of two No.106 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. Airborne 0020 2nd January 1944 from Metheringham. Outbound, crashed at Hoya, a town straddling the Weser, 14 km SSW of Verden. Those killed are buried in Hanover War Cemetery.

    At 18, Sgt Withington was amongst the youngest to die on air operations in Bomber Command.

  • P/O F.H.Garnett KIA
  • Sgt D.McLean KIA
  • F/S T.J.Thomas KIA
  • Sgt E.M.J.Pease KIA
  • Sgt E.Edge KIA
  • Sgt J.A.Withington KIA
  • Sgt A.A.E.Elsworthy PoW, was interned in Camps 4B/L3, PoW No.269841.




  • Sgt C M Edgehill .     RAF 78 Sqd.




    Sgt. Clifton Ferris Edgerton PH, CdG..     United States Army HQ Coy. 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion   from Faison, Duplin County, North Carolina)

    (d.19th Sept1944)




    Sergeant Bob Edgeworth .     RAF 626 Squadron




    F/Sgt. Douglas Frank Edgington .     Royal Air Force 104 Squadron

    My Dad, Doug Edgington was part of the crew flying B24J Liberator KL372 "C" for Charlie. Most of the photographs that I have are from Middle East based missions but there are quite a few of the whole crew posing in front of the aircraft, they were:

    • Ron Paver, Pilot
    • Doug Edgington, Flight engineer
    • Jack Dyson, Mid upper gunner
    • Ken Marsh, Navigator
    • Sid Lynes, Rear gunner
    • Harry Leech, Wireless operator

    I have photographs showing all of these guys and quite a few taken whilst on bombing missions as well. I also have a photograph of two guys who were both Scots, Jock Eadie and another named Booth who were lost on a mission over the Mediterranean whilst flying out of Abu Suier.




    George Edinborough .     Auxiliary Fire Service Birmingham




    Flt. Sgt. Herbert George Edis .     RAAF 101 Sqd.   from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia)

    (d.1st Sep 1943)




    Pvt. Ellsworth Edmiston .     United States Army Co D, 15th Bn. 5th Infantry Regt.   from California)




    Edmonds .    




    Benjamin LaForest Edmonds .     United States Army Coast Artillery Corps

    My father, Benjamin LaForest Edmonds, was captured in Italy trying to take Mt.Belvedere. He was taken by boxcar to Stalag 7a. Like many men he did not talk much about his experiences there. He did talk about trading his Red Cross cigarettes for food; and how he was plagued by lice. He was at the camp when it was liberated.

    If anyone remembers him I would love to hear from you.




    Edwin Edmonds .     Royal Air Force 7 Sqdn.   from London)

    Edwin Edmonds served in 7 Sqd. Royal Air Force as a wireless op/air gunner.




    2nd Lt. Sydney Walter Edmonds .     British Army 97th Field Regiment Royal Artillery   from Tavistock, Devon)

    I met Sydney Walter Edmonds in the summer of 1994 at the bed and breakfast run by his daughter. With some coaxing he told us his prisoner of war story. My wife and I wrote it up and later sent it to him to be shared with relatives and friends. I have recently put the story on my web site. I found this site and hope others can provide additional material that could be included.

    I see many letters on this wonderful site which are clearly related to individuals that served with Mr. Edmonds. Would very much like to hear from them.




    Cpl John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson VC.     Australian Army 2/17 Australian Infantry Battalion   from Australia)

    (d.14 April 1941)




    Sgt Thomas Eric Edmondson. .     RAF 12Sqd. (d.4th Jul 1943)

    W/Op Thomas Edmondson died on 4th July 1943 in Lancaster ED820 PH-A of 12sqd




    Flt.Sgt. Lewis Edmunds DFM..     Royal Air Force 150 Squadron (d.31st July 1943)

    My dad Lewis Edmunds died in July 1943 only a few months after I was born. He died an awful death, in an iron lung and of polio. A friend said, only a few months ago, that the odds of dying this way must have been very high. To my young mother his death must have been devastating and she left the air force base where they were living and moved back to her parents in the North of England. Eventually she remarried and in 1959, she and my stepfather and my half sister and I emigrated to NZ.

    I knew very little about my dad, except that the warm sheepskin rug in my parent’s room had been brought from Australia by him. I also had his DFM medal, a certificate and gold presentation watch from the local council, his logbook and some newspaper cuttings and photographs that my mother had saved. Sadly, when we came to New Zealand the logbook was given away, but I remember it vividly and I would love to have it back. In 1985 I visited England on holiday and I was determined to visit his family and record his story, so I joined the NZ Genealogy Society to learn how to research my families.

    Lewis went to Western Australia in 1929 at that time he was only aged 18, and it must have seemed a big adventure. He was also ‘honest, steady and industrious’ according to the vicar who wrote a glowing testimony for him. It also helped that he had an aunt and uncle living there, and he was able to stay with them for a while. He returned to England, on an Australian passport, in 1935. I suspect that it was only the Depression that sent him home. He learned bricklaying but later enlisted in the RAF in 1938, moving up the ranks and training to be an Air Gunner. He was posted around Lincolnshire and in May 1941, while returning from a sortie to Boulogne, the Wellington Bomber crashed into a hill near Halstead and he was the sole survivor, though his back was broken.

    After many years I was able to get the commendation that his Station Commander had written, before his DFM was announced. The investiture took place at Buckingham Palace on the 18 May 1943. A week before he died, my mum said that they were going to a wedding, dad had the flu' but he said "I am going to this wedding if it kills me". The following day mum called the Base doctor and Dad was admitted to the hospital in Donnington, where he was diagnosed with polio, and he died the following weekend.




    Lieutenant M Nebringer Edward .     USAAF 360th Fighter Squadron 356th Fighter Group

    During WW2 near my village an american aircraft crashed on 25th November 1944 2.Lt James A. DesJardins MACR 10472 of 356thFG, 360thFS. 1.Lt Edward M.Nebinger was the leader. Have you more informations about the pilots or the attack?




    Private W H Edward .     Army Royal Army Service Corps

    Looking for information on the above Service Man he is on Fetcham War Memorial WW2 all the others I have managed to identify




    "Taff" Edwards .    

    My father-in-law, Taff Edwards who is now in his eighties, was a Prisoner of War at Stalag 8b. He was known as Taff during the war as he came from South Wales.

    He is anxious to hear of his friend Mick (sorry, don't know the surname) who was with him. All he can remember is that Mick came from Canvey Island in Essex. He and Mick worked at a mine as cobblers mending the men's shoes. Any news of Mick would be welcomed. Taff is well but recently widowed.




    PFC. Arlin Clay Edwards .     United States Army 112nd Infantry Regiment   from Arkansas, USA)

    My grandfather was a prisoner in Stalag 2A from 11/08/1944 until 6/08/1945.




    F/O Burdel Frank Edwards .     Royal Canadian Air Force pilot 419 Sqd. (d.13th May 1944)




    Dvr. Charles Leonard Edwards .     British Army




    P/O Charles Albert Edwards DFC .     RAF 12sqd




    PFC. Claude Leland Edwards .     United States Army 82nd Airborne   from West Springfield, MA)

    I'm not sure the times and dates of my dad's capture or escape. Claude Edwards was one of the men whom formed the "pow" with their shirts off after they were let off the strafed boxcars. He was a small man at 5ft 7in, but he escaped along with three other men. I know he was exceptionally rugged but had to spend time in hospital after the war was over recovering from starvation. He was at the Bulge, part of the 17th division of the 82nd Airborne and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze star




    David Thomas Edwards .     British Army Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment   from Blackwood)




    Pvt. Douglas Edwards .     United States Army Ordnance Department   from Georgetown, Alabama)

    Douglas Edwards was a survivor of the Bataan Death March and was held POW in Camp Fukuoka 17 in Japan





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