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:


Reichswald Forest War Cemetery,




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.



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