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CWGC Appeal for Relatives .......August 2017
« on: Monday 07 August 17 21:56 BST (UK) »
Commonwealth Graves Commission would like to make contact with any relatives of Private Benjamin Edwards -  35229, 2 nd Battalion Welsh Regiment -

Benjamin was born in Aberdare, the son of David and Amelia Edwards. The family had moved to Rhos-Y- Nanty, Newport prior to the war. Benjamin served in the 2nd Battalion, the Welsh Regiment, which was part of 3 Brigade, 1st Division, which had been in France since the outbreak of War, fighting in the Battle of Mons all of the way through most of the major Battles of the War, all along the Western Front. The final action fought in by the 2nd Welsh was the Battle of the Sambre, where they fought the Passage of the Sambre-Oise Canal. Not much is known about how Benjamin Died, whether through injury or illness, but he died at home on 7 February 1919, aged 22. He is buried at St Mary's Churchyard, Newport.

http://www.wwwmp.co.uk/pembrokeshire-war-memorials/newport-war-memorial/

If you are related to the above casualty and can provide CWGC with documentation, please contact the UKNA Technical Team.

http://www.cwgc.org/news-events/news/2017/8/appeal-for-relatives-august-2017.aspx

Sandra

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