Service number. 3773714
He served in the 1st of 6th battalion of the LF. In the infantry
& then the battalion was transferred into the RAC in November 1941.
He was then in the ACC from October 1942 to his discharge in 1946.
He went to France and was at Dunkirk where he managed to return
He returned to France & travelled through Belgium & Holland
with the tank corp.
On a personal note he was a plumber before & after the war.
He went back to college at the age of 40 to get his City and Guilds
qualification as a registered plumber. He was awarded student of the
He then went self employed and the business did very well, he employed
10 men at one stage. He continued to work until about 70 but after that
worked in his garden growing lots of different vegetables and fruits
in his 40' greenhouse.
Unfortunately we lost our mum in 1970 when she was only 50 but dad threw
himself into running the business.
He was a very keen cyclist travelling all over the NW both on a tandem
& his own cycle.
He is also a wonderful ballroom dancer and only gave up about 4 years
ago when he gave up driving as he couldn't get there any more. His dance
partner and lady friend for over 30 years still visits him nearly every
Edwards portrait by Allen
Thomasson for the Portraits and voices of WW2 at Stockport Town
October / Nov 2017
Edward on his Bike
his favorite hobby
Edward and his wife taken in 1969
Edward and two of his great grandchildren
Edward with his other Grandchildren
Edward shoe shopping
another favorite past times ballroom dancing
Edwards Birthday Party