William Edward Reedman

Name

William Edward Reedman
17/08/86

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

26/11/1916
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lieutenant
Canadian Infantry
73rd Bn.

Awards

Searched but not found

Cemetery/Memorial

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
I. A. 74.
France

Headstone

>BEHIND THE DIM UNKNOWN STANDETH GOD KEEPING WATCH ABOVE HIS OWN

UK Memorials

St John the Baptist Church Memorial, Aldbury Aldbury Memorial Hall, Memorial, Aldbury

Pre War

Born on 17th August 1886 son of Charles Edward and Sarah Reedman. In the 1891 census it is recorded that he was a scholar living with his grandmother in Nassington. In the 1901 census it is recorded that he was living with his Uncle and Aunt in Kirkburton in Yorkshire. He was employed as an apprentice grocer. He emigrated to Canada in 1907 and enrolled in the Wesleyan College, Winnipeg on 12th Nov 1909. He attended the college for 6 years and became a BA in philosophy in 1915. 

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Winnipeg in June 1915. He went into the 61st Battalion then transferred to the Canadian Cameron Highlanders before transferring again to the 73rd Bn when the opportunity for overseas service came up. He became a bombing instructor (hand grenades) and joined the battalion on 12th October 1916. He was promoted to Sergeant on 4th June 1915. 

He was appointed as a temporary Captain on 25th August 1916. 

He sailed from Montreal on  board the SS Metagarma on the 11th September 1916. 

In the summer of 1916 he married Kathleen Stoneham in Eltham, Kent.

He died of wounds on 26th Nov 1916 in the No1 Red Cross Hospital at Le Touquet. He had contracted septicemia from multiple shrapnel wounds and a fractured humorous.

Additional Information

His brother Arthur is also remembered on the Aldbury War Memorial.

Acknowledgments

Jo Bayley
Jo Bayley