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Name Stanley Redford
Nick Name Sandy
Last Known Address The Poplars, Sunderland.
Family Circumstances Married with Children

Unit of Service

Army, The Durham Light Infantry, The Border Regiment

The Kings Own Border Regiment.

Number and Rank 4469833, L/Cpl.
Date & Place of Death 30th June 2012.Sunderland. Aged 89.
   
   

 

Details of any conflict, training exercise and operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

Stan was called up to the army in January 1942 and originally joined the Durham Light Infantry going to Brancepeth but was then was posted to The Border Regiment and then The Kings Own Borderers where he spent most of his service. He was returned to the Border Regiment towards the end of his service. He was posted to Burma and India in December 1942. He was 3 months in transit at sea. The ship along with others called into Durban South Africa to refuel where they stayed for 3 days. This convoy was protected by Royal Navy warships. He remained in the Far East until 1945. He was then given compassionate leave as his mother was graveley ill. Unfortunately he returned home after her death. His mother passed away on 20th September 1945 aged 47. Stan was discharged in February 1947 at York. He had been promoted to Lance Corporal and worked as a Regimental Policeman for his last two years service.

This is Stans Actual Burma Star.

 

Stan was also awarded the medals below.

                                    The Defence Medal (for time in India)            1939 - 1945 War Medal

                        

 

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Stan was born on 9th April 1923 in Sunderland. He worked as a garden labourer prior to enlistment. Upon returning to civilian life Stan joined his wife and moved to Hendon. It was there that their first daughter was born. Stan and his wife Ada then moved in with Stan's father and their second daughter arrived in June 1949. Shortly after they moved to South Hylton and then to Back Dawson Terrace, Sunniside. Afterwards they lived in Church Street then finally moved to The Poplars, South Hylton, it was at the Poplars Stan passed away in 2012.

Stan worked for Sunderland Council as a refuse collector and also maintained the gardens at The Pyrex Social Club.

Below is Stan's Birth Certificate

 

Stan the young boy standing with his parents and brother Jack.

 

 

Stan as a young man of 14 on the occcasion of King George the Sixth's coronation in 1937

 

Stan with his wife Ada in October 1946.

 

Stan with the Witchdoctor in South Africa during transit to the Far East.

 

 

Below is a watch that Stan bought in India , The reverse has his service number and name engraved.

 

 

 

Stan is on the right.

 

This photo is believed to have been taken in India as are the others below.

 

 

This is the reverse of the above photo.

 

 

Stan is sitting on the far left.

 

Various paperwork showing Stans discharge and service papers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below Stan working as a Refuse Collector

 

Stan and Ada on the 63rd Wedding anniversary with a card from H.M. The Queen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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