Percy James Edwards

Private Percy James Edwards of Belfast died on 4th June 1943 while a prisoner of war in Germany. He served in 1st Battalion Welch Regiment in North Africa.


Percy James Edwards


Private Percy James Edwards of Belfast served in North Africa during the Second World War before becoming a prisoner of war. He died in German in 1943.

Private Percy James Edwards (3960432) served with 1st Battalion Welch Regiment during the Second World War. He was the son of Ernest Walter Edwards and Teresa Josephine Edwards of Belfast, and the husband of Winnifred Edwards of Belfast.

Private Edwards died on 4th June 1943 aged 26 years old. He had served in North Africa as Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Corps swept through Cyrenaica and Libya. He was likely taken prisoner of war during the conflict. Soon after the First Battle of El Alamein, 1st Battalion Welch Regiment entered a period of reorganisation.

Percy James Edwards

Grave of Private Percy James Edwards, The Welch Regiment in the 1939-1945 Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany. Photo taken on 24th October 2017.

Percy James Edwards’ grave is in Section 11, Row J, Grave 17 of the 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenberg, Berlin, Germany. His headstone bears the inscription:

We who loved him will never forget.