Sergeant Edwin Dale

10 Sep 1943

Edwin Dale enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Sergeant Dale attended parachute course 31 at RAF Ringway on 8 to 18 October 1942. He was attached to The 6th (Royal Welch) Parachute Battalion and later took part in the amphibious landings in Italy in September 1943, on board a mine layer, HMS Abdiel.

Unfortunately, HMS Abdiel struck a mine in Taranto Harbour causing significant casualties and loss of life, including Sgt Dale.

Sgt Dale died at sea on 10 September 1943. He is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial.

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