51 Houston Ernest Edwards, Born Speedwell Tennessee

51 Houston Ernest Edwards, Born Speedwell Tennessee

Houston Ernest Edwards

Houston Ernest Edwards
Houston Ernest Edwards

Rank/Rate:    Chief Electrician’s Mate

Service Number:    355 46 35

Birth Date:    October 8, 1901

From:    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Decorations:    Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal

Submarine:    USS Perch (SS-176)

Loss Date:    July 10, 1944

Location:    Makassar Prisoner of War Camp, Celebes, Indonesia

Circumstances:    Died of of cerebral malaria, beriberi, and dysentery.

Remarks:    Houston was born in Speedwell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He is buried in Knoxville National Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.  Photo courtesy of Victoria Edwards Beynon, daughter.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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