Top Navigation

Lawrence Edward REDHEAD

Main CPGW Record

Surname: REDHEAD

Forename(s): Lawrence Edward

Place of Birth: Ingleton, Yorkshire

Service No: 62206

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 15th/17th Battalion

Division: 31st Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1918-04-12

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. D. 18.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

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 entry

View Entry in CPGW Book

Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


Click the thumbnail below to view a larger image.

Private Lawrence Edward REDHEAD

Private Lawrence Edward REDHEAD

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records


Forename(s): Laurence Edward

Born: Ingleton, Yorks


Enlisted: Keighley

Number: 62206

Rank: Private

Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 15/17th Battalion


Died Date: 12/04/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: REDHEAD

Forename(s): L E

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 62206

Rank: Private

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit: 15th/17th Bn.

Age: 19


Died Date: 12/04/1918

Additional Information: Son of James Waterhouse Redhead and Grace Redhead, of 5, Park View, Ingleton, Carnforth. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE)


View Additional Image(s)

Additional Photo(s) For Soldier Records

Ingleton Cemetery

Ingleton Cemetery

Family gravestone - detail of memorial inscription

View Craven Herald Articles

View Craven Herald Articles

Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

28 September 1917

INGLETON – Home from the Front

During the past few days several Ingleton men have been home on leave.– Pte. R. Lambert, of the Transport Service, who has been out over two years; Pte. W. Tomlinson, High Street, Ingleton, who has been in hospital in Newcastle suffering from gas poisoning and has so far recovered to be able to spend a holiday with his wife in Ingleton; others are:– Pte. W. Metcalfe, and Pte L. Redhead, the Bottom.

22 February 1918


The following Ingleton soldiers have been home on leave during the past week:– Lieut. J. Barritt, Sergeant J.A. Preston, Sergeant J. Slawson, Corpl. H.J[D]. Routledge, Private R. Parrington (who was wounded a short time ago), Pte. L. Redhead, Private A. Collett, Private E. Heaps, Private J. Hodgkinson and Victor Marklew (Royal Navy).

31 May 1918

INGLETON – Ingleton Soldiers

Private Walter Dinsdale, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Dinsdale, formerly of Cross Farm and Brookhouse, Ingleton, has been awarded the Military Medal for gallant conduct in the field. He has been previously wounded. – Pte. L. Redhead, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Redhead, Laburnum Terrace, Ingleton, and Pte. J. Guy, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Guy, Laburnum Terrace, Ingleton, were reported missing on March 14th. Mr. Guy had this week received intimation from the War Office that his son is wounded and a prisoner in the hands of the Germans, but nothing further has been heard of Private Redhead.

21 June 1918

INGLETON – Memorial Service

The third memorial service for those who have fallen in the war was held in St Mary’s Church on Sunday evening, when the building was packed. The service opened with the hymn ’O God our help in ages past,’ and was of a special character. The lessons were read by Mr. J. Harding, lay reader, and the other hymns sung were ‘How bright those glorious spirits shine’ and ‘Peace, perfect peace.’ The Vicar read out the names of those who had fallen since the last memorial service, viz., Capt. E. Walling, M.C., Flight-Lieut. R.B. Brookes, Sergeant T. Heaps, M.M., Segeant R.E. Walker, Lance-Corporal J. Fletcher, Private W. Metcalfe, Private E. Robinson, Private P. Coulson, and Private L. E. Redhead (missing). The Vicar paid all honour to the men who had made the supreme sacrifice; they had laid down their lives in order that we might live in peace, and what had we done or what were we going to do for these men who answered the call of King and Country? Were we worthy of their sacrifice? He urged them to make themselves worthy and not to mourn for them, for they had entered into their rest, but rather to reserve their sympathy for those who were left behind. The Ingleton Colliery Band played the Dead March, and Bugler Robert Howson sounded the ‘Last Post,’ an impressive service concluding with the National Anthem. A collection of £5 13s 6d. was taken towards a permanent memorial.

14 March 1919


Mr. and Mrs. James Redhead, LaburnumTerrace, Ingleton, have received official notice that their eldest son, Private Laurence redhead, who has been missing since April 12th, 1918, is now presumed to have been killed in action on that date. Private Redhead joined up when he was 18 years of age, and after a few months’ training was sent to France. Prior to being called up he was an apprentice with Mt. T. Harris, plumber and painter, and was universally respected. The flag was hoisted half-mast at St. Mary’s Church, when the sad news reached his parents, who had hoped against hope all along.

21 March 1919


We reproduce a photograph of the late Private Lawrence E. Redhead, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Redhead, Laburnum Terrace, Ingleton, who received official notice last week that he had been presumed killed on April 12th, 1918, on which date he was reported missing. We extend sincere sympathy to the family in their painfully sad bereavement.


Submit a Correction

    Name (required)

    Email Address (required)

    Telephone (required)

    Soldier Reference - Name:

    Soldier Reference - URL:

    Details of the correction to be made (required)

    Comment on this Soldier Record

    You can leave comments on this soldier record. Please note all comments will be manually approved before they appear on the website.

    No comments yet.

    Leave a Reply

    Pin It on Pinterest

    Share This