Lieutenant Herbert A Edwards

21 Sep 1944

Herbert Arthur Edwards, son of Arthur and Mary Edwards, of Barnsley, Yorkshire; husband of Lily Edwards, of Barnsley, was granted a commission in the Royal Army Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Lieutenant Edwards was posted to 223 Air Despatch Company, RASC, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Lt Edwards was killed in action on 21 September 1944, aged 27, when RAF 48 Squadron Dakota KG-417, based at Down Ampney, was hit by the load from another Dakota, lost a wing, and crashed north of Driel on the southern bank of the river Rhine at about 17.45 h. There were no survivors and all 8 crew were buried at the crash site (Battle of Arnhem Roll of Honour, 5th edition 2011). They were all re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 26 February 1947.

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