Private 2295 John Fletcher Redhead

Killed in Action Gallipoli on Saturday, 5th June 1915, age unknown.
Commemorated on Panel 158 to 170 of Helles Memorial, Turkey.

1st/6th Bn., Manchester Regiment. 127th Brigade of 42nd Division.

Son of John and Mary Redhead.
Born: Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, Enlisted: Manchester, Resident: Tipton.

First landed Balkans, 5th May 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/687434/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
23 Trinity Street, Gainsborough, Yorkshire.
John Redhead (48, Primitive Methodist Minister, born Easington), his wife Mary A. (47, born Thornley), and their 4 children: Joseph F. (16, Clerk, born Ventnor), Margaret J. (14, born Ventnor), John F. (12, born Skelmanthorpe), and Thomas J. (8, born Froghall, Staffs).

1911 Census
Monkton House, 18 The Parade, Cardiff, Glamorgan. (A Private School)
Amongst others:
John Fletcher Redhead (22, Single, Schoolmaster, born Skelmanthorpe).

Personal Data

As John was a teacher in 1911, presumably he came to Tipton as a teacher, and hence was resident in Tipton when he enlisted.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings