Redhead, Frederick: Service no. 3130556

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Heroes bold, I humbly lay
he laurel on your graves again,
Whatever men have done, men may —
The deeds you wrought were not in vain.

PTE. FREDERICK REDHEAD. No. 3130556 WOODSTOCK

Enlisted January 3rd, 1918, with the Western Ontario Regiment. Transferred to the 18th Batt’n. killed in action at Monchy-le-Preux on August 27th, 1918. Buried near Arras.

From his bereaved mother, Father, Sisters and Brother.

Heroes bold, I humbly lay
The laurel on your graves again,
Whatever men had done, men may —
The deed your wrought were not in vain.

swont_mem_book_098PTE. FREDERICK REAHEAD. No. 3130556. WOOKSTOCK
Enlisted January 3rd, 1918, with the Western Ontario Regiment.
Transferred to the 18th Batt’n. Killed in action at Monchy-le-Reux,
On August 27th, 1918. Buried near Arras.

From his bereaved Mother, Father, Sisters and Brother.

Private F Readhead Daily Sentinel Review September 25 1918 Page 1

Daily Sentinel-Review. September 25, 1918. Page 1.

PTE. READHEAD KILLED.

Official notification was received by Mr. and Mrs. John Readhead, 573 Mary Street, this morning that their eldest son, Pte. Frederick Readhead, was killed in action, on August 27, 1918.

Pte. Readhead went overseas in January of the present year with a special draft from London. He was with an infantry battalion in France and had been through several battles in the recent allied drive. His parents received word from him nearly every week since his going overseas, and in the last letter he stated that he had just been “over the top,” had come through without a scratch and was feeling fine. Previous to enlisting, Pte. Readhead was messenger for a considerable time with the local branch of the Molsons Bank. Before going into the bank he was a cabinet maker for the Thomas Organ Company. He was 22 years of age.

Pte. Readhead was a native of Woodstock and spent practically all of his live here previous to enlisting. He was well known throughout the whole city, and the deepest sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended to the bereaved parents and family.

Daily Sentinel-Review. September 25, 1918. Page 1.

 

 

Gravestone photograph contributed to 18th Battalion Facebook Group by Jim Sommerdyk. October 2017.

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