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T. Lieut Victor Laurence Edwards, RNVR

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daggers
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This man is named in the IWM's Lives of the First World War where it states that he had been acting vice-consul in Rostov-on-Don before the war, was commissioned in RNVR in 1916 and volunteered for service with the RNAS Armoured Car Division in Russia.

He died there in 1917 aged 37 and CWGC have a record of his burial in Ukraine, listing his 'ship' as HMS President II.

Can anyone find his name on any war memorial in UK please?

 

D

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michaeldr
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1 hour ago, daggers said:

Can anyone find his name on any war memorial in UK please?

He is remembered by Wimbledon College: see Boys of the College killed in the First World War here https://www.wimbledoncollege.org.uk/page/?title=Roll+of+Honour+(WWI+%26amp%3B+WWII)%26%23160%3B&pid=190

 

[note that the CWGC certificate linked to, gives his middle name with a 'w' (not a 'u')]

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daggers

Thank you for the link.  Google had led me to a page showing only the CWGC  piece, but your deeper probe confirms his status as an old boy of Wimbledon College.

Do you know if all RNVR casualties are on an official memorial?

The spelling of his second name varies according to source!

Thanks again for your interest.

Daggers

 

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seaJane

No separate RNVR memorial to the best of my knowledge.

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michaeldr

I expect that these are for the same man; the armoured cars were originally part of the RNAS

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daggers

Thanks to you both.

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seaJane
57 minutes ago, michaeldr said:

I expect that these are for the same man; the armoured cars were originally part of the RNAS

For some reason I hadn't realised that - useful to know! Thanks.

sJ

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