Pair to Sapper J. S. Edwards, RE (Syren Force, North Russia)

Pair to Sapper John Stanley Edwards, Royal Engineers (Syren Force, North Russia): British War Medal; Victory Medal (325834 Spr J.S. Edwards, RE). With “Signal Service” collar tabs and cap badge, 10 photographs (mostly from Russia) and various original documents, including a Pass for Recruits, Certificate of Identity, Certificate of Transfer to the Reserve and an original diary relating his Russia service. With additional research on Sapper Edwards’ service.

John Edwards enlisted in November 1915, but his call-up was delayed until June 1916, when he was assigned to the Royal Engineers Signal Service for training as a switchboard operator. In October 1918, Edwards was assigned to Syren Signal Company, RE, and sent to Murmansk, North Russia, where he served until the autumn of 1919. He was demobilized in October 1919, receiving the British War Medal and Victory Medal.