condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Ernest Frank Edwards

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright
Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Edwards AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ422378 AWMM
    • WWII 422378 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
    • Ernest Edwards was the son of Archibald and Florence Helen Edwards; grandson of Wallace Edward Fairhall, of Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand.

      Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn485-490.htm AWMM
    • Operation: Training

      Date: 02/03rd February 1944 (Wednesday/Thursday)

      Unit: No. 488 Squadron RNZAF (11 Group)

      Type: Mosquito NF.XIII

      Serial: HK363

      Code: ME-?

      Base: RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex

      Location: As above

      Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Keith James Watson NZ/421799 RNZAF Age 20. Killed

      Nav: Fl/Sgt. Ernest Frank Edwards NZ/422378 RNZAF Age 26. Killed

      REASON FOR LOSS:

      Taking off at about 00:05 hrs on an airfield canopy searchlight exercise when at 01:40 hrs the aircraft crashed out of control a mile south of the airfield. It is thought that the pilot may have been temporary blinded when caught in the beams. Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 4 November 2017 - http://aircrewremembered.com/watson-keith-james.html
Read more

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    3 February 1944 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    [United Kingdom]Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England AWMM 2. K. 1A. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Ernest Frank Edwards by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Ernest Frank Edwards

Leave a note

Contribute ›

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›
  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.