REDMAN, Joseph

Sergeant (later Regimental Sergeant Major)
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Service numbers: 
RSM Joseph Redman 1 Commando
Warrant Officer Class 1 Joseph Redman was appointed M.B. E. (Military Division) in the King's birthday honours list of June 1946 [1].  
On the 23rd September 1943 it was announced that the then Sgt. Redman had received a M.I.D., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa. [2]. 
Extract from the Biggleswade Chronicle - Friday 27 September 1946.
M.B.E. FOR ARLESEY MAN - R.S.M. Redman (No 1 Commando) stationed at Headquarters, Hong Kong, has been awarded the M.B.E. His mother, Mrs. A. Inwood, of 36 House Lane, Arlesey, was informed by telegram on Monday. Joseph Redman is well-known in the district. He attended Arlesey Council School until the age of 14 years and was employed, when leaving school, by Messrs. D. Meredews, of Letchworth, until he was called up for military service in 1939. He was previously in the T.A. at Stotfold. After entering the Army he volunteered for the Commandos and since then he had served on almost every Front during the war.  lt was while serving in North Africa he was mentioned in despatches. In October, 1943, he was moved to Burma and has been serving there ever since. [3].
The death of "Sgt. (later RSM) Joseph Redman MBE (1 Cdo) of Henlow, Beds." was announced in Commando Association newsletter 106 issued March 1998.
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 37598, page 2777.
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 36180, page 4226.
[3] British Newspaper Archive (website; The British Library Board.

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