TOWNSEND, Edgar Montague

No.14737299, Private, Edgar Montague TOWNSEND

7th Battalion, (Prince Albert's) Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in Action
on Monday 12th February 1945
Aged 18

Edgar Montague Townsend was born in Fordham (Newmarket Q2-1926 3B:696), son of Walter and Mary Elizabeth TOWNSEND (née PARR) of Fordham. In 1939 his parents were at Lower Carter Street, Fordham - father [22-10-1887] a farm worker; mother [27-6-1895]- one closed record.

Four of the 7th Somerset Light Infantry were killed this day. Their brigade was fighting against a German counter attack by the 47th Panzer Korps around the Goch-Kleve road, whilst pushing forward to the Rhine

photo; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Edgar Townsend is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, grave 45:B:6

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