The Airmen's Stories - P/O H D Edwards
Harry Davies Edwards was born on 15th August 1916 in Manchester, the son of John Harry and Emily Maud Edwards.
His family later moving to Winnipeg in Canada.
He joined the RAF on a short service commission in January 1939. He went to No. 1 RAF Depot, Uxbridge on 1st April for a
short induction course after which he was posted in May to 13 FTS Drem.
He was on No. 1 Course, which ran from 15th April to 21st October
With his training completed he went to 92 Squadron at Tangmere in October 1939.
Edwards was in action over France and Dunkirk in May
1940. On the 23rd he claimed a Ju88 destroyed and probably
two Me109s and a Me110, on the 24th he got another probable Me109 and on 2nd June he claimed a He111 destroyed.
On 4th July Edwards shared in the destruction of a He111.
Edwards was shot down and killed in combat with Me109’s on 11th September 1940. His Spitfire, P9464, crashed into a wood at Evegate Manor Farm, Smeeth. The wreck was not discovered until 7th October.
Edwards was 24 and is buried in Folkestone New Cemetery, Kent.