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Malcolm Stewart Edwards
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Malcolm Stewart Edwards Private F/88397 North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C. January 6, 1924 Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, NS June 9, 1941 Sydney, NS Sydney Mines, NS 17 (actual age at enlistment) 5 feet, 6 inches Light Brown Brown Single Labourer Presbyterian Charles Edwards (Father) Sydney Mines, NS June 9, 1944 (Killed in Action) 20 Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, France VI. G. 7. Commemorated on Page 299 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 26 Malcolm Stewart Edwards was the son of Charles S. Edwards and Josephine Edwards, of Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. Two brothers also served during WWII. John William Edwards, was killed in action on September 25, 1944, while serving with the Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment. Clarence Edwards served with the Canadian Army. At enlistment Private Edwards gave his year of birth as 1922; however he was born in 1924. He completed training in Canada and went overseas disembarking in the United Kingdom on March 11, 1942. He was taken on strength with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders on June 18, 1942. He embarked the United Kingdom on June 3, 1944 and landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944. Three days later he was killed in action. He was buried in a field east of Chateau les Buissons, just outside of the orchard, in Guichainville, Normandy, France. In 1946 his remains were reburied in the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.
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