Private Roland G Edwards

24 Mar 1945

Roland Gordon Edwards came from Worcestershire and served in his local regiment prior to volunteering for airborne forces in World War II.

He qualified as a military parachutist on course 134 which ran at RAF Ringway from 18 September to 5 October 1944 and later served with 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion in Headquarters Company.

He was killed during the first day of the operation to establish a bridgehead over the Rhine, Op Varsity.

Pte Edwards died on 24 March 1945, aged 19 years, and is now buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

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Roland G Edwards

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