John Rodwell & Edward Rodwell
Brothers from Redruth who attended Camborne School of Mines, and who served and died in World War 2
8th September 1941 & 15th April 1945
St Day Road cemetery, Redruth
Brothers John and Edward Rodwell were born and brought up in Redruth, and both attended the Camborne School of Mines. Both of the brothers signed-up to serve during the Second World War, in the RAF, and were tragically killed - John in 1941, aged 20, and his younger brother Edward towards the end of the war, in 1945, while flying over Tangiers, north Africa, aged 22. John and Edward are commemorated on the war memorial at Camborne School of Mines, on the Redruth War Memorial, and on the RAF memorial in London. Edward is interred in Tangiers, where he died, and there is no indication of where John may be laid to rest. Edward was married; online research suggests he married Viola Mackenzie in Surrey during the second quarter of 1944, perhaps just before he left to serve. The parents of John and Edward - Lawrence and Lillian Rodwell - are also buried here; their father was a mining engineer.