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Sergeant Mechanic William Albert Edwin TREDWELL

Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, Petty Officer
Royal Air Force Mechanic 4593

William was born on 3 December 1894 in Northampton, the son of Albert and Ellen Tredwell and brother of Nellie.  Albert had been a soldier but by 1911 was a groom and gardener at Spratton Grange.  Ellen was the cook to the Moorhouse family at the Grange.  They lived in Haynes Lane in a house now called Rose Cottage.  By 1911 when he was 18 William was working as a Junior Clerk in a solicitor’s office in Leicester and boarding with the Bailey family in Nelson Street, Leicester.  His sister Nellie served in the Red Cross in the First World War, working as a cook at Catterick Camp Military Hospital, Yorkshire.

He enlisted in April 1915 and joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a Petty Officer on 1 August 1917 aged 23 as an Airship Rigger and subsequently transferred to the Royal Air Force as a Sergeant Mechanic. He was awarded the Royal Aero Club Aviators Certificate on 22 January 1919. He served at home in the UK.

In January 1924 William married Rossmont H Gunston in Salisbury.  He died in Salisbury in 1976 aged 83.

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Where he lived in Spratton

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Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
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Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
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