1st Battalion Welsh Guards
Peter was born on the 3rd September 1962 at Denbigh Infirmary, North Wales to Gordon and Evelyn Edwards. He had two elder sisters, Barbara and Mandy, and a younger brother, Brian. Peter’s dad was in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and his Uncle Tommy (Edwards) was a Company Sergeant in the Welsh Guards who was awarded the Military Medal while serving in Aden.
Peter went to Llandyrnog Primary School, and then Denbigh High School. His hobbies were cycling and music; he would ride his bike for miles and would be out for hours; he would cycle to see his Gran in Dolgarrog which was about thirty miles from home; he was very fit. The music he liked was quite varied, but his favourites were Mike Oldfield, Meatloaf, Jean Michael Jarre and he loved the 1812 Overture. He also liked The Goodies, Monty Python and science programmes on the television. Peter was very concerned about the ozone layer long before we were aware of the damage we are doing today, he was also a member of the St Johns Ambulance Brigade.
Peter joined the Welsh Guards on the 1st November 1980 and did his basic training at the Guards Depot at Pirbright. He was very proud to get into the Prince of Wales Company, and joined the Welsh Guards Choir. Peter was killed in action when The Sir Galahad was bombed on 8th June 1982.
“He was just 19 years old, and we all miss him every day.”
In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982. EDWARDS HARBOUR is a sheltered harbour between Diddle Dee Island and Narrow Point on mainland West Falkland.
It is in position
51° 23′ 44.23″ S, 059° 49′ 07.48″ W