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Forename(s): Lawrence Edward
Place of Birth: Ingleton, Yorkshire
Service No: 62206
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 15th/17th Battalion
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1918-04-12
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. D. 18.
CWGC Cemetery: LE GRAND BEAUMART BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: INGLETON, YORKSHIRE
Lawrence Edward Redhead was the son of James Waterhouse and Grace Redhead, née Metcalfe. James was born at Ingleton and Grace at Low Bentham, Yorkshire.
1901 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: 1, Park View - Lawrence E. Redhead, aged 1 year, born Ingleton, son of James W. and Grace Redhead.
1911 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: 5, Park View - Lawrence Edward Redhead, aged 11 years, born Ingleton, son of James Waterhouse and Grace Redhead.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Lawrence E. Redhead, 62206, West Yorkshire Regiment.
A cousin of Lawrence, George Hebert Redhead, lost a son in the Second World War. He was Sergeant Charles Harold Redhead (3597062), ‘D’ Coy 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) who lost his life in Burma on the 12 March 1944.
The 15th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (1st Leeds), informally known as the Leeds Pals, were amalgamated with the 17th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (2nd Leeds) to form the 15th/17th Battalion on the 7 December 1917.
A short biography of Lawrence is included in: ‘The Ingleton War Memorial, 1914-18, 1939-45’ by Andrew Brooks (2005).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Lawrence Edward REDHEAD
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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