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Alfred Haydn Redgate was born in 1899 in Middlesborough and was the son of Alfred Charles a house painter and Agnes Redgate née Barton of 28 Mayfield Grove, Nottingham. His father Alfred Charles was born in 1877 in Nottingham his mother Agnes Barton was born in 1876 in Stapleford, they were married in 1899 in Nottingham and went on to have 7 children, 1 sadly died in infancy their surviving children were all born in Nottingham except Alfred Hyden who was born in 1899 in Middlesborough, their other children were Agnes Lilian b1901, Phoebe Louis b1904, Edith b1906, Mary b1909 and Ethel b1910. In the 1911 census the family are living at 28 Mayfield Grove and are shown as Alfred 34 yrs a house painter, he is living with his wife Agnes 35 yrs and their children Alfred Haydn 11 yrs a scholar, Agnes Lilian 10 yrs a scholar, Phoebe Louis 7 yrs a scholar, Edith 5 yrs, Mary 2 yrs and Ethel 10 months.
11 Oct 1918
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7th Bn Norfolk Regiment
Private Alfred Haydn Redgate, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. He was killed in action on 11th October 1918 and is buried in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck.
His uncle, Pte. John Haydn Redgate, Chatham Battalion Royal Marine Light Infantry, Royal Naval Division, was killed in action on 8th May 1915. His photograph was published on 2nd July 1915. in the Nottingham Evening Post . A former Sherwood Forester, a veteran of the Sikkim (1888) campaign and the Boer War, he left his job as a tram cleaner on 3rd September 1914 to rejoin his old regiment, the Sherwood Foresters. Transferring to the Royal Marine Light Infantry on 15th September 1914, he landed with his battalion as a reinforcement to Anzac on 28th April 1915. He was the 50 year old (the Commonwealth War Graves Commission gives his age as 52 – but he was born on 28th February 1865) son of Mary Ann Redgate, of 3 Lowe's Place, Leen Side, Nottingham, and the late John Haydn Redgate. (See T2T ROH record for further details) Above information is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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