Remembering Today 25/1/44 Lance Serjeant:E.D.Edlin,5438517,2nd Bn. Suffolk Regiment B E M

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Lance Serjeant EDLIN, ERNEST DANIEL
    Service Number 5438517

    Died 25/01/1944

    Aged 36

    2nd Bn.
    Suffolk Regiment

    B E M

    Son of Frederick Charles and Florence Edlin; husband of Helena Fanny Edlin, of Knaphill, Surrey.
    Commemorated at RANGOON MEMORIAL

    Location: Myanmar
    Number of casualties: 26857

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Face 7.
  2. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Woking County Grammar School for Boys: Roll of Honour: Ernest Edlin

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  3. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    From the website quoted by Kyle:

    The circumstances surrounding his British Empire medal are a little confusing. He is noted as BEM on his Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry yet the only Edlin gazetted as receiving a BEM between 1930 and 1946 is Ernest Edlin, a fitter at Vickers Armstrongs Ltd. in December 1944.

    On 9 July 1941, Edlin was a gunner on a merchant fishing vessel when he put 130 rounds into a Germanbomber causing it to crash into the sea.

    Citation is on the second attachment. Gazetted 20 January 1942.

    Attached Files:

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  4. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    "Son of Frederick Charles and Florence Edlin; husband of Helena Fanny Edlin, of Knaphill, Surrey."

    Name: Frederick Charles Edlin
    Marriage Age: 24
    Birth Date: abt 1875
    Marriage Date: 25 Nov 1899
    Marriage Place: St Matthew, West Kensington, Hammersmith and Fulham, England
    Spouse: Florence Annie Mary Weedon

    Name: Ernest Daniel Edlin
    Baptism Date: 17 Nov 1907
    Baptism Place: Woking, Christ Church, Surrey, England
    Father: Frederick Charles Edlin
    Mother: Florence Annie Mary Edlin

    Old Kings Head, Knapp Hill Road, Bagshot R.D., Surrey
    Charles Edlin 1 Jul 1870 Beerhouse Retailer Of Beer
    Florence A M Edlin 11 May 1880 Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Ernest D Edlin 03 Oct 1907 Chemist Dispenser
    Gladys M Edlin 17 Aug 1906 Domestic Worker
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.

    Marriages Dec 1940
    Edlin Ernest D Rice Surrey N.W. 2a 1143
    Rice Helen F Edlin Surrey N.W. 2a 1143

    No children.



    (Frederick) Charles Edlin
    Burial Date: 19 Aug 1952
    Burial Place: Chobham, St Lawrence, Surrey, England


    Florence Annie Mary Edlin
    Age: 75
    Burial Date: 6 Sep 1955
    Burial Place: Chobham, St Lawrence, Surrey, England


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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Merchant Navy Awards: Awards to Fishing Fleet not previously gazetted: London Gazette 20... | The National Archives
    NAME Ernest Daniel Edlin RANK Corporal 8th Buffs AWARD BEM SHIP Victoire Roger

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Ernest Edlin
    Given Initials: E D
    Rank: Lance Serjeant
    Death Date: 25 Jan 1944
    Number: 5438517
    Birth Place: Surrey
    Residence: Surrey
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: Burma
    Regiment at Death: Suffolk Regiment
    Branch at Death: Infantry

    UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972
    Name: E G Edlin
    Medal or Award: RN Long Service and Good conduct Medal
    Service Year: 1942-1947
    This one is a Colour Sargeant in Royal Marines

    I'm confused as the Edlin BEM seems to have been a DEMS gunner

  6. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    He was, TD.

    Presumably some time after 9 July 1941 he enlisted in the army.
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Thanks alieneyes - can you remind me to fully read threads before posting information :salut:


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