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Edwin James Wildey

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Born

18th November 1917

St Pancras, London

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Edwin was brought up at Somers Town, which was an area of St Pancras. In the photo above Edwin is holding his cousin.

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The Wildey Family

Edwin went to school in London, left school in 1931, school leaving certificate shown below (notice the name is wrong).

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Suffolk Regiment

 4th Battalion

Enlisted - 18th January 1940

Height - 5 ft 6.75 inch

Weight - 128.5 lbs

Eyes - blue

Hair - brown

Religion - Church of England

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Edwin is located second row from the top - seven across

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Edwin is circled

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A Handkerchief of cap badges sent home to sister Mary while in Scotland

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Sister Mary on left with mother Beatrice and Edwin’s NUR Lapel Badge taken in 1941

 

Embarked - 29th October 1941

The 4th Battalion were posted to North Africa with the 8th Army - but were diverted to the Far East hence the photo was taken prior to departure.

Disembarked at Bombay - 29th December 1941

 

Japanese POW

Reported Missing when Singapore fell - 15th February 1942

Transported overland to work on the Thailand-Burma Railway

 

Died

Age: 25

5th June 1943

The cause of death was cholera while working on the Thailand-Burma Railway

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Loved Ones

Son of Beatrice and Edwin James Wildey

 

 Memorial

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THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY

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War medals:-

1939-1945 Star - War Medal - Pacific Star

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''Our Thanks are for being a Chapter in Life.''

 

 

 

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