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Trying to research the above soldier with very little formal information other than his medal card which gives his:
and states that he was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. Would anyone be able to tell me when he approximately signed up from the stated regimental no. please?
Have had no luck locating a service record unfortunately.
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I think Bronno may have scored through his post by mistake. Just did it myself!
Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:57 pm
Have just picked up this line of research again after putting it down some time ago, and seem to have missed the last couple of replies so apologies!
As mentioned in one of my previous posts, Pte. Coultan was captured in Mar 1918 and subsequently escaped on the 2nd November 1918. One of the mourners at his 1949 funeral was a fellow escapee by the name of Mr. S. Johnson of Gainsborough, Lincs.
Now, I have just located a WW1 Prisoner of War record for a Pte. Redman William Coultan of No. 10 Platoon, 'D' Coy, Sherwood Forest Regiment (Reg No. 46844) who was reported as missing on the 21st March 1918.
Gives his father's home address which is correct, so it is him. Unfortunately, it does not contain a further reference necessary to obtain any further information.
However, I located a second prisoner reference for a 2nd Lt. Stanley. M. Johnson (Reg. No. 61150)of the 2/6 Notts and Derby Regiment, of Gainsborough, Lincs who was also reported as missing on the 21st March 1918. His card has an additional reference which led me to a couple of additional documents that state that he was wounded and captured at Bullicourt on the stated date and subsequently sent to Lagensalza POW Camp.
This has to be the record of the Mr. S, Johnson who attended Redman's funeral. Naturally I am assuming that this was where Redman was sent given that he and Stanley Johnson escaped together.
Having gone through the order of battle, I see that this was the first day of the 'Battle of St. Quentin'.
Bronno, your earlier post states Redman was in 'C' Coy of the 16th Bn at the time he was MIA, would you be able to confirm your source of information please, given that the Red Cross record states 'D'Coy?
Might anyone have any information on the movements of the 16th Bn in the run up to this date please?
Any thoughts or additional clarification/information would be much appreciated!!!