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John M
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Hi

I have uploaded the picture and annotation for the FP of Cpl Edwards. This was 1/5 Commando Happy Valley Hong Kong.

Can anyone remember the circumstances of his passing?

Picture courtesy of John Lowman No 1 and 1/5

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John M
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Hi John

I have attached the 2 funeral photos that Dougie Neish sent in, as mentioned by Julie in another message, for comparison although Dougie does not mention the name of the Commando

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Geoff received photos & an email from Douggie Neish in 2010 in which he said: "The funeral was of one of our colleagues whose life came to a tragic end when he fell from quarters in Kowloon. I am not sure whether it was Mody Road but it was thereabouts. He was buried at Happy Valley Ceremony with full honours."https://www.commandoveterans.org/cdoForum/posts/list/349.page
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Thanks Pete

I think it is the same one..........there is a small square slab/stone to the left of the saluting soldier. This slab is also on the pictures you have put up..........also the flowers are present .

The number on the slab reads 10303 maybe a further clue.

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Photos all now in the gallery and can be viewed on this link: https://www.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/No+1+and+No+5+Cdo/

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Here is the link to the photo of his CWGC headstone [view.....]

In Memory of 14747437 Corporal Ronald Edwards [more.....]
South Wales Borderers and No.5 Commando
who died 9th August 1946 aged 20
Remembered with honour at Sai Wan War Cemetery.


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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Thanks Pete...........you're a gentleman :-)

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John M



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My Grandpa came home with 2 things, his cap badge and that of his friend 'Bunny'.

Grandaughter of Commando No. 5 Troop 1 L/Cpl Sidney Klus
 
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