128779 Lieutenant Richard William EDWARDS, 1st Royal Tank Regiment, RAC: 22/11/1941

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembering Today

    Casualty Details | CWGC
    EDWARDS, RICHARD WILLIAM
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 128779
    Date of Death: 22/11/1941
    Age: 21
    Regiment/Service: 1st Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
    Cemetery: TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY
    Grave Reference: 7. D. 10.
    Additional Information: Son of William Harman Edwards and Lorna Jessie Edwards, of Warlingham, Surrey.
    Personal Inscription: OUR VERY PRECIOUS SON. O, VALIANT HEART
     
  2. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    good day cl1.m.yesterday,12:23pm.re:remembering today 22/11/41.lieutenant R.W.EDWARDS.128779 royal tank regiment.r.a.c.1st,age 21.may he rest in peace.regards bernard85 :poppy: :poppy:
     
  3. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Lt. Edwards commanded T5937 (presume this was an A10 cruiser tank) in B Squadron 1 R.T.R. during the initial stages of the breakout from Tobruk. At 0700 hours when at the startline his tank threw a track. B Squadron was bringing up the rear of the regiment, and once the track trouble was sorted out Lt. Edwards led the squadron. Shortly after 0915 hours on 21 November, 25 yards short of a minefield, he was shot and killed by a sniper. His tank then blew up in the minefield.

    http://rommelsriposte.com/2010/11/30/not-a-good-day-at-the-office-%E2%80%93-1-rtr-and-the-first-day-of-the-tobruk-breakout/

    Lest we forget.

    All the best

    Andreas
     
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