Redmile, William 1881-1954 ed Driver 50174, Royal Army Service Corps

Photograph from the Cutler collection

Born 26th December 1880 Loughborough

Married 1903 to Alice Ashley, three children, Alice Kate born 1903, William 1908 and Harry 1913.

Died 1954, age 73, address Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent. He is buried in Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery (Plot A062)

1881 Census

Age three months living at 11 Russell Street, Loughborough with father William, a hosiers needle maker, mother Kate, brother John T., four, and sister Sarah, eighteen months. Kate died in 1885 and father William married Hannah Cooke in 1886.

1891 Census

Age 10 living at 31 Alfred Street South, Nottingham with father William, a needle maker, mother Hannah, brother John T., 14, and sisters Sarah 11 and Florence 1.

1901 Census

Age 20 living with father William, mother Hannah, sisters Sarah 21 and Florrie 10 at 28 Fisher Gate, Nottingham. He was employed as a needle and cycle maker.

1911 Census

Age 30 living on Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent with wife Alice and their children Alice 8, William 2. He was employed on his own account as a cycle and motor mechanic.

Military Service

Rank: Driver

Service Number: M2/50174

Military Unit: 46 Divisional Motor Transport, Royal Army Service Corps

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 4.3.15

From attestation paper: Height 5ft 3ins, chest 36ins

15.10.14–20.2.15: In Territorials as lorry driver

4.3.15: Posted to France with British Expeditionary Force. Embarked SS Blackwell

9.7.15: To 46 Divisional Supply.

22.2.16–29.2.16: Leave

20.8.17–30.8.17: Leave

17.11.17: Forfeited 1 days’ pay for not having lookout in back of vehicle

28.4.19: Served as lorry driver until discharged

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address: Bingham Road, Radcliffe

Employment: cycle and motor cycle mechanic

Household: wife Alice, daughter Alice, hosiery worker J R Morleys, Manvers Street, Nottm, sons Willie and Harry

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: living with wife Alice above the shop.

1939 Register

Address: 2 Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Cycle Agent

Household: living with daughter Alice, a hosiery worker.

Other information

Wrights Directories: Cycle Agent. Had a cycle shop in the village after the war.

He died 16 June 1954 at 6 Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent and administration of his estate was granted to his daughter Alice Kate Powell,

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived, worked and died in Radcliffe on Trent.