Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Sgt. William Paston Liddon Purnell-Edwards

House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1939 - 1940.

Regiment: R.A.F..
Died: 15 October 1944 aged 19 in Germany. Killed in bombing raid.
Battle: Bomber Command. Cemetery: Runnymede Memorial Panel 236.

Son of John Purnell Purnell-Edwards and of Gwladis Ruth Purnell-Edwards (nee Liddon), of Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

186 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
On 5 October 1944, the squadron was reformed as a Bomber Command Lancaster unit, based at Tuddenham, and William Purnell-Edwards seems to have been killed on one of its first bombing raids.