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Second Lieutenant PIERS RICHARD EDGCUMBE

Service Number: 87192
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Armoured Corps

12th Royal Lancers

Date of Death

Died 27 May 1940

Age 25 years old

Buried or commemorated at

ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY

2. H. 28

France

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Additional Info Son of Kenelm William Edward and Lilian Agnes Edgcumbe, of Holwell Court, Hatfield, Herts.
  • Personal Inscription WHATSOEVER IS TRUE, NOBLE PURE, GENEROUS AND OF GOOD REPORT; THESE THINGS HE PURSUED WHOLEHEARTEDLY
  • N.B. Recent research has shown that Second Lieutenant Edgcumbe is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave. Please note that this casualty was previously commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial; his name will be removed when the appropriate panel is next replaced.
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