on foreign fields

Military Medal F J Redman

Military Medal awarded to Frederick John Redman


Private F J Redman, 108395, served in 21 Machine Gun Corps. He was advanced to Acting Lance Corporal and, later, to Sergeant.


In addition to the two WW1 service medals on this web site, he also gained the Military Medal "for bravery in the field" in France during the First World War. This was announced in the London Gazette of 21st October, 1918. Unfortunately, editions of the Gazette were lost in World War 2 and the citation is not available. (attachment shows reverse of medal)


Part of Newham Heritage & Archives collection


As well as medals awarded for service in the First World War, Mr Redman further distinguished himself as a civilian in the Second World War. The George Medal (image on this web-site) was awarded when he was working at the Gas Light and Coke Company as Chief Valve-man. Redman and several other men were awarded the GM for their courageous action.


Military Medal F J Redman

Battlefields

VISIT TO FIRST WORLD WAR BATTLEFIELDS. Former Mayor visits troops from East Ham at the historic battlefields of France and Belgium and sees the widespread destruction of towns and cities at first hand.

Cassidy, 2nd Lieut. Bernard M., VC

Canning Town's only VC recipient, Bernard Cassidy Street is named after him.

Cassidy, 2nd Lieut. Bernard M., VC

Munro, Private G.

In memory of Gordon Munro (Civil Service Rifles) who Fell In Action  June 7th 1917 at Messines Ridge. This plate was placed in St, Mary's, Plaistow by his Mother & Lily Poupard.

Munro, Private G.

Onslow. Sgt Major H.

This memorial plaque to Sergent Major Onslow was removed from the second Church of St Mary, Plaistow, prior to demolition about 1977, by the Passmore Edwards Museum.

Onslow. Sgt Major H.

Ower.Sgt J.L.

This memorial plaque to Sergeant. J.L. Ower, killed at Ypres, July 31st 1917, was removed from the second Church of St Mary, Plaistow, prior to demolition about 1977, by the Passmore Edwards Museum.

Ower.Sgt J.L.

Rondeau, George O

This memorial plaque was removed from the second Church of St Mary, Plaistow, prior to demolition about 1977, by the Passmore Edwards Museum.

Rondeau, George O

Webb. Corp. Alfred.

This memorial plaque to Corp- Alfred Hy-Wm.Webb (Civil Service Rifles) Husband of Alice F Webb was removed from the second Church of St Mary, Plaistow, prior to demolition about 1977, by the Passmore Edwards Museum.

Webb. Corp. Alfred.

Gidley, Private W.

Private William Gidley. Aged 20 Killed In Action Feb 7th 1917.

Gidley, Private W.
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