Edward Glyndwr Williams

Flight Sergeant Edward Glyndwr Williams drowned on 21st June 1941 while serving with RAF 88 Squadron as part of Coastal Command in Belfast, Co. Down.

Flight Sergeant

Edward Glyndwr Williams


Flight Sergeant Edward Glyndwr Williams of Trowbridge, Wiltshire drowned while based in Belfast, Co. Down with RAF 88 Squadron.

Flight Sergeant Edward Glyndwr Williams (540293) served in the Royal Air Force during World War Two. He was the son of Edward J Williams and Florence Williams, and husband of Josephine Rose Williams of Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

In June 1939, Williams escaped unscathed from an aviation crash at RAF Netheravon, Wiltshire. Sergeant Harrison George Ing died in the incident. Pilot Officer Donald Alexander John Foster also survived.

Flight Sergeant Williams died on 21st June 1941 aged 21 years old. At the time, he flew with RAF 88 Squadron, a Bomber Squadron part of Coastal Command based at RAF Sydenham, Belfast, Co. Down. Official records list his cause of death as “posted missing believed drowned”.

Edward Glyndwr Williams’ grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section AS, Grave 109 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim. His headstone bears the inscription:

In loving memory.