Frederick James Redhouse
Served with Colchester Borough Constabulary and died on Apr 25, 1917.
After service with the Colchester Borough Constabulary, Frederick, who was born in Tollesbury, Essex, left behind his wife at Salisbury Avenue in Colchester to serve as Sergeant P/1129 with the Mounted Branch of the Military Police Corps (part of the 17th Division).
He was struck and killed by a piece of shrapnel on Wednesday 25th April 1917 whilst regulating traffic under shellfire. He is buried in Grave XV J 10 at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez in Pas de Calais, France. Frederick was posthumously mentioned in dispatches on 24th December 1917, perhaps in connection with his actions in regulating traffic under shellfire.
September 21, 2004 - Article updated with additional information compiled by Mr. Adrian Jones. Additional information taken mainly from the Essex County Chronicle and Essex Weekly News.
October 20, 2005 - Article updated with additional information from Mr John Grainger.