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Wilfred Edwards
Birth: Feb. 15, 1893
Norwich
City of Norwich
Norfolk, England
Death: Jan. 2, 1972
Leeds
Metropolitan Borough of Leeds
West Yorkshire, England

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Norwich, England, he served as a Private in the 7th Battalion, Light Infantry, British Army. In actions August 16, 1917 at Langemarck, Belgium, when all the company officers were lost, Private Edwards, without hesitation and under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, dashed forward, bombed through the loopholes a surmounted German fort and waved to his company to advance. Three officers and 30 other ranks were taken prisoner by him in the fort. Later he did most valuable work as a runner and eventually guided most of the battalion out through very difficult ground. Throughout he set a splendid example and was utterly regardless of danger. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieuteant in December 1917 and also served in World War II achieving the rank of Major. He died at age 78 West Yorkshire, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Upper and Lower Wortley Cemetery
Wortley
Metropolitan Borough of Leeds
West Yorkshire, England
 
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Record added: Apr 09, 2005
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I am Wilfred Edwards eldest grandson, I have just discovered this site the day after Remembrance Sunday. I am deeply touched by all the messages - thank you to everybody. My grandfather was a remarkable man with enormous integrity and I'm proud of him. He...(Read more)
- Rodger Scriven
 Added: Nov. 14, 2016
Rest well Sir. You served your country well and was awarded our most prestigious medal for your gallantry.
- Dr. Mike Beech
 Added: Oct. 13, 2016

- Summer
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