Bernard REDFERN 1923–

A.B, Royal Navy

1939 Register: Sawmills
Redfern, William F. b. 17 Jul 1897; Fitters labourer
Redfern, Catherine b. 18 Set 1894; Domestic duties
Redacted record
Redfern, Bernard b. 4 Dec 1923; Apprentice Gents hairdresser

Ripley and Heanor News 1 December 1944
Greetings to A/B Bernard REDFERN, for your 21st birthday and best wishes for a speedy and safe return – from Aunty Fran, Uncle Arthur and Margaret, at Ripley.
Greetings to A/B Bernard REDFERN of Bull Bridge, on his 21st birthday, December 4, serving abroad on Motor Gun-boats.
What better greeting can we send, than God protect you to the end? – From Mother and Dad, Olive and Jim, and all at Saw Mills

Ripley and Heanor News 3 December 1944
Birthday greetings to our dear son, A.B. Bernard REDFERN, son of W. REDFERN , Bull Bridge, on his 20th birthday, December 4, serving somewhere at sea with the motor torpedo boat.
God keep you safe is our prayer,
Wash over you with care,
I’d bring you safely back to us.
From his loving Mam and Dad, Olive and Jim, and all Sawmills.

Photo of Bernard Redfern in WW2

Ripley and Heanor News 10 August 1945
The marriage was solemnised at St Mary’s Church, Crich, between Miss Winifred Madge TOMLINSON, daughter of Mr and Mrs James TOMLINSON, The Tors, Crich, and A.B. Bernard REDFERN, of Bull Bridge.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Long Eaton Advertiser 9 June 1945
REDFERN (Stoker 1st class) Bernard – Happy birthday to my dearest husband, serving on Mediterranean waters. May God bless and keep you safe till we meet again. – Your loving Wife and Children; also Family

Bernard was for a great many years the Crich gents' hairdresser; his salon was at the Cross.