Edwards, J C

Civilian James Charles Edwards

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On 14 May 2017 at 13:34, Christine SM wrote:

James Charles Edwards was at Lamsdorf during the last world war. He was arrested in France but was English

Apparently, he died in Lamsdorf in 1942.

Hope you will be able to help me if you have any record on this man.


Dear Christine,

Many thanks for your email about James Charles Edwards.

As I say on the website, I am sorry that I don’t have any information at all about individual, former prisoners-of-war, except what people have sent me, and which has been put on the website.

I have done some searching and have found the following from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (which is probably information that you have already):


Rank: Civilian

Date of Death: 05/07/1942

Age: 52

Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead   

Reporting Authority: POLAND

Of the many civilians of the Commonwealth whose deaths were due to enemy action in the 1939-1945 War, the names of some 67,092 are commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. George’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.

Most of those who died whilst at Lamsdorf are buried in the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Krakow, Poland, but Mr Edwards is not listed as one of those who are buried there.

If you can give me any more information about Mr Edwards, I can certainly add him to the list on the ‘Names’ page of the website.

As a civilian, and as someone considerably older than the other POWs, it seems unusual that he was detained at Lamsdorf.


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