Stoker Petty Officer
A career sailor, Stoker Petty Officer Arthur Edwards was born on 22 December 1911, the son of Henry and Alice Edwards. He was the husband of Marion Mary Edwards and father of Marion Alice Edwards.
Having served for a number of years in the RNVR, he signed on for 12 years with the Royal Navy on the 25 March 1930 and volunteered for service in submarines in 1933.
Edwards served on both ships and submarines, including HMS VALIANT, SUSSEX and submarines HMS L56, SWORDFISH, SNAPPER, L27 and P556.
In January 1941, he received the award of Mention in Dispatches for his actions during an attack on an escorted enemy supply ship.
Stoker Petty Officer Arthur Edwards sadly died from injuries sustained in a battery explosion on HMS P556, alongside HMS DOLPHIN on 27 January 1944.
Arthur Edwards is buried in Bebington Cemetery, Wirral.