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Lance Corporal

Richard EDWARDS

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Leicestershire Regiment

1st Battalion

 

Date of birth:-

5th November 1911

Place of birth:-

Nottingham

Religion:-

Church of England

Civilian occupation:-

Lorry Driver

 

 

Service Record

Deemed to have been enlisted into the Leicestershire Regiment Embodied

Territorial Army as a Private 14.11.40
Posted to Infantry Training Centre 14.11.40
Posted to 1st Battalion 20.03.41
Appointed to Paid Lance Corporal 19.05.41
Posted to No 3 Independent Company 30.05.41
Reported missing Prisoner of War (Japanese Hands) 15.02.42
Repatriated arrived United Kingdom 31.10 45

 

Description on enlistment:

Height:-

          5 feet 81/2 inches

Weight:-

          1541/2 lbs

Eyes:-

          Blue

Hair:-

          Brown

Chest measurement:-

          351/2 inches

Range of expansion:-

          3 inches

 

Next of kin details:

Wife:-

          Clara Edwards nee Hitchcock married on the 24th December 1932 at the Parish Church, Sneinton, Nottingham

Children:-

          Patricia Ann born on the 28th May 1933

          Janet born on the 14th January 1936

          Rita Joyce born on the 7th August 1941

 

Service Description

Service with the Colours:-

           14.11.40 - 09.04.46

Overseas Service:-

          Malaya 20.03.41 -- 14.02.42

          Prisoner of war (Japanese Hands) 15.02.42 -- 30.10.45

Military Conduct:

          Exemplary

Discharged:

          09.04.46

Cause of discharge:

          Medical discharge

Address on enlistment/discharge:

          5 Lower Eldon Street

          Sneinton

          Nottingham

           

Information supplied by Richard Edwards - richard213@hotmail.co.uk

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