EDWIN GEORGE GLADMAN

Edwin is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

 

Born: 17th December 1917, Ipswich.

Died: 28th March 1945; age 27; Machine-gunned down (with all his crew) when leaving a tank after it had been struck by a Bazooka.

Residence: 30, Firsby Avenue, Croydon, Surrey.

Employed: Brown Bros., Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon, Surrey.

 

Served with the 8th Army (Desert Rats) to Tripoli. Edwin was one of the first to make landing on “D-Day” and went on to Holland and Germany.

 

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 7908179.

Regiment: 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpe Shooters), Royal Armoured Corps.

 

Grave Reference:

46.H.11.

Reichswald Forest War Cemetery,

Kleve,

Germany.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Percy George & Florence Jane Gladman, of Shirley, Croydon, Surrey.

 

Father: Percy George Gladman, born 1883, Islington, Middlesex.

Mother: Florence Jane Gladman (nee Dickens), born 1886, Stratford, Essex.

 

Edwin attended Portland Road School, Croydon. He was a member of an amateur dance band, playing the drums, and a member of the Croydon Y.M.C.A.

 

http://lib.militaryarchive.co.uk/library/WWII/library/Croydon-and-the-Second-World-War/HTML/files/assets/basic-html/page503.html

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