A 1914 Star to Private W.C. Redsull, East Kent Regiment, wounded in action on 18th February 1918

Lot: 51
Condition: Generally very fine
Availability: SOLD


1914 Star Impressed to L–7838 Pte W.C. REDSULL, 1/E.KENT R. Wounded in Action on 18th February, 1918 Sold together with digital copy of the Calendar of Prisoners Tried entry; digital copy of the 1911 Census entry; digital copies of his British Army Service Papers; digital copy of his Marriage Certificate; digital copy of the Medal Index Card; digital copies of Medal Roll entries; digital copy of the War Office Weekly Casualty List entry; digital copy of the Battalion War Diary entry for February, 1918; digital copy of the 1939 Register entry. William Charles Redsull was born on 22nd/23rd November, 1884 in the Eastry Union Workhouse, Deal, Kent, the son of Mary Elizabeth Redsull. On 25th September, 1903, William “feloniously broke into the dwelling house of Joseph Ives Coles with the intent to commit a felony therein” in Deal, Kent. He was taken into custody four days later and tried on 26th October, 1903. William was sentenced to two calendar months hard labour. William Redsull, a painter/sign writer, enlisted in the Buffs (East Kent Regiment) on 5th January,1904. By 1911, 7838 Private Redsull was serving with G Company, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs in Singapore. He was transferred the Army Reserve on 20th December, 1912, and William returned to his trade of Painter. He married Rose Isobel Blown, at St Andrew’s Church, Deal, Kent on 27th May, 1912. William was re-called to the Colours, with the outbreak of WW1, on 5th August, 1914 joining the 1st Battalion, The Buffs. He embarked, with his Battalion, on 7th September, 1914, landing at St Nazaire, France. Private Redsull became a Pioneer on 28th November, 1914. William was appointed as a paid Lance Corporal on 28th April, 1917. Lance Corporal Redsull was wounded in action, near Lagnicourt, with a bullet wound to his right shoulder on 18th February, 1918. He was returned to “Blighty” on 7th March, 1918 and treated at the Holborn Military Hospital, Mitcham, London. 7838 Lance Corporal Redsull, 4th (Reserve) Battalion, The Buffs, was demobilized “Class Z” on 28th March, 1919. He received a 1914 Star with 4th Aug – 22nd Nov 1914 sew on clasp; British War Medal and Victory Medal. By 1939, William was a Painter and House Decorator living in Deal, Kent with his wife Rose and family. William Charles Redsull died in Dover District, Kent during 1945. (Provenance - DNW Part Lot 693 September, 2017). Nearly very fine