Albert Redmile

Census Address: 2 Eight Acres
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1900
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Albert Redmile – 2 Eight Acres


John William Redmile (born Easton) and Emily Dawson (born Pickworth) married in 1896 and their first child, Albert, was born on 24th June 1899 in Stamford. The next year Elsie Elizabeth was born and the two children grew up living at 2 Eight Acres. In 1911 their father’s occupation was given as ‘Handbill Distributor’ and both children were at school.

Albert became a sorting clerk and telegraphist at the Post Office in Stamford. He probably joined the army reserve in 1916 so when he was called up in August 1917 the Postmaster at Stamford certified that he was reserved for the Signal Service of the Royal Engineers. He also described him as a “skilled telegraphist”. At his medical Albert’s physical condition was given as ‘Fair’ but he was underweight. By this time he was living at 44 Queen’s Walk and it seems that the family was dependent on his earnings as he was paying his mother 20 of the 30 shillings a week he earned.

He was not posted to the Royal Engineers as a Pioneer until July 1918 and was demobilised to Class 2 Army Reserve in March 1919. He returned to the Post Office as a clerk either in Stamford or Northwich, Cheshire where he married Emily Frear in the Congregational Church in 1921. He died in Stamford of TB in 1931, aged 32yrs, but his widow lived until 1971 when she died in Northwich.

(Elsie Elizabeth Redmile married Alfred W Faulkner in 1925)