Edwards, Arthur George

Tpr. Arthur George Edwards, eldest son of C.P.O. Arthur Edwards and Mrs. Edwards, 81 Rawdon St., was killed in action in Normandy, on August 30, 1944, while serving as a wireless operator with a tank unit. He was buried by his comrades at Caen and was later removed to Calais, where so many brave young Canadians who made the supreme sacrifice, following the invasion of the European continent, now lie at rest. Born in Old Hill, Staffordshire, England, Arthur came to Canada and Mount Pleasant with his parents when he was only five years of age. He attended the Mount Pleasant School and later went on to the Brantford Collegiate Institute and Vocational School. For a while, when living in Echo Place, he attended Elm Avenue United Church and sang in the choir. He belonged to the Y.M.C.A., and, during the years he attended classes there, grew to be an excellent swimmer. Enlisting in the Canadian Army on October 26, 1942, he was in the Tank Corps and was trained at Toronto, Portage La Prairie and Owen Sound, going overseas on June 12, 1943. He continued as a wireless operator until the time of his death. His father, C.P.O. Edwards, had a long record of service during the war at H.M.C.S. Stadacona, Halifax.

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