Private William Redpath

Private William Redpath, 1st/4th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Kings Own Shropshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 36, on the 19th April 1918 during the German Spring Offensive on the River Lys. He had been born in Humbie, East Lothian and was the son of the late Robert and Catherine Redpath. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial, Zonnebeke, Flanders, Belgium. The family had come to Fairnilee farm, Caddonfoot in the 1890s in 1911 He was living with his sister at the West Lodge, Fairnilee. He had originally enlisted in the Army Service Corps as a driver and went to France in September 1915. At some point he was transferred to the K.S.L.I. after they arrived in France in July 1917. The photos show Allied troops in defensive positions.

Scroll to Top