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Frederick William Redshaw MM MC


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I have the Gazette entry for his MC in the York and Lancs

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30643/supplements/4831

but am hoping someone can help me with his MM.

Sgt Fred W Redshaw 23/66 4th Tyneside Scottish.

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af6/peterhastie/600b.jpg

front row second from left.

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Thanks for that David. I searched the gaz and couldnt find it.

Does anyone know of the citation.

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Thanks for that David.

I searched and couldnt find it.

Does anyone know of the citation ?

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Citations weren't gazetted, and the central file registry was in the same store as the service records which were destroyed in WWII. You may find details in the battalion (or higher formation) war diary.

It was a slightly tricky one to find - the OCR has rendered his surname as Eedshaw, I only got there by getting the date from the TNA medal card, and then searching on just the 66 part of his number.

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Thanks for that

I suppose it must have been between 1st July,

when the Tyneside Scottish first went into action and Dec 1916,

so the Battle of the Somme looks favourite.

I'll try and get a look.

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You may already know, but there's a family tree on Ancestry, belonging to FrederickRedshaw, which includes photos of Redshaw in uniform, as well as other biographical information.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Sgt Redshaw was recommended for the DCM but awarded the MM as a result of a trench raid near Armentiers on the night of 30th September 1st October 1916. Sgt Redshaw was 'A' company. There were also two recomendations for the MC and six for the MM among the officers and other ranks who took part in the raid. One prisoner was captured and there were no casualties.

Sgt Redshaw and four of the others recieved their awards on the 5th October 1916.

From the battalion war diary.

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