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Name: Cedric George Edwards
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Cedric George Edwards
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 9N, 12N (RNAS)
209 (RAF)
Victories: 7
Born: 05 June 1899
Place of Birth: London, England
Died: 27 August 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Jigsaw Wood, France
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
The son of John Frederick and Elizabeth Ann Edwards, Cedric George Edwards was killed in action when his Sopwith Camel (B6371) was hit by anti-aircraft fire.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Cedric George Edwards.
   The fearlessness and disregard of danger displayed by this officer in attacking enemy troops, etc., at low altitudes is most marked, and worthy of the highest praise. On one occasion in an attack on an aerodrome, to enable him to fire on the hangars he descended so low that the wheels of his machine touched the ground. He has in air combats destroyed three hostile aircraft.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 11 Apr 1918 1700 209 Sopwith Camel (D3331) Albatros D.III (OOC) 1 Albert
2 20 Apr 1918 1100 209 Sopwith Camel (D3331) Fokker DR.I (OOC) Clery
3 24 Apr 1918 1850 209 Sopwith Camel (D3351) Pfalz D.III (DES) Warfusée-Abancourt
4 09 Jun 1918 0830 209 Sopwith Camel (B6371) LVG C (DES) Mericourt
5 09 Jun 1918 1130 209 Sopwith Camel (B6371) LVG C (OOC) 2 Proyart
6 08 Aug 1918 1905 209 Sopwith Camel (D9588) Halberstadt C (DESF) 3 Harbonnières
7 11 Aug 1918 0840 209 Sopwith Camel (B6371) Fokker D.VII (DES) Assevillers

1 Shared with Capt Roy Brown (B7270)
2 Shared with Lt Joseph Siddall (B6369)
3 Shared with Capt Robert Foster (C61), Capt Thomas Luke (C142), Lt Kenneth Walker (C199), Lt M A Harker (D9625)
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