Edmunds, Michael Charles

Born on 21st September 1921, the only son of Lieutenant Colonel Maurice William Edmunds  (I 1900-1905) of Stone House, Banbury, and Evelyn Gertrude Edmunds (the daughter of the Reverend Hugh Fowler (Coll 1864), he came to Winchester from Mr Leach’s school, The Wick, to Sunnyside (Turner’s), his father’s old House.   He won the German translation prize and was a keen violinist and pianist.  He went up to Christ Church, Oxford but only stayed a term.   He joined the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, being gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in March 1941 after spells with the 70th Battalion, and a trial for airborne work for which he was considered unsuited.  He was then posted to 7th Battalion and was with them in India, Persia, Iraq, North Africa, Sicily and Italy, being wounded while acting Captain near Anzio.

It was as a Lieutenant (Intellegence Officer) that he was killed on 20th September 1944 at Rimini and lies in grave XVIII.B.7 of the Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, near Riccione in Italy.

War: World War 2

  • Surname: Edmunds
  • Forenames or initials: Michael Charles
  • House: I
  • Years in School: 1935-1940
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
  • Date of Birth: 21st September 1921
  • Date of Death: 20th September 1944
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Inner A2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Coriano Ridge War Cemetery: Grave XVIII.B.7