Redman Place, E20

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Remembering Frederick John Redman, who was awarded the George Medal (the highest honour of civilians) during the Second World War for his valiant efforts during bombing raids on the site. Redman was the Chief Valve-Man at Stratford Railway Works during the war. During one night of heavy bombing it was his job to save some of the gas holders by turning off the valves, a long and difficult process. “To do this he worked between blazing sheds and pumping stations with bombs falling all round. There was the added danger of exploding mains and gas fumes. Redman displayed great courage and endurance.”

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