William Redmile was born at Ketton on 24 August 1891, the son of Rowland Redmile and his wife. He worked as a draper and joined the Leicestershire Regiment in March 1916 but later transferred to the 10th Battalion Rifle Brigade. He was promoted to Sergeant in August 1917. William was sent to France in August 1916. He was Mentioned in Dispatches on 4 August 1917 for volunteering for patrol work and bringing in intelligence near Langemarck during the Third Battle of Ypres. On 23 November he was wounded by gun fire and died in the ambulance as he was being taken to a casualty station. William was 26 and has no known grave. He is remembered on Panel 10/11 of the Cambrai Memorial and also on Ketton's war memorial.
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