He was born in Harston on 28 June 1893, the son of Thomas, Harston stationmaster, & Susannah. He was one of 12 children. They lived initially in High Street and then moved to Station House
He joined the Navy in 1910 and in the 1911 Census he is at Portland described as ‘Boy, 1st Class, Seaman’ He was killed on 31 May 1916 when HMS Queen Mary was sunk at the Battle of Jutland with 18 survivors from crew of 1289. His body was not recovered for burial.
He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
His eldest brother Thomas Aves Redhead Seaman (born Harston1889), a railway clerk, enlisted in April 1917 and was in the Royal Engineers going to Egypt in Oct 1917.He returned home, invalided, in August 1919. His next eldest brother Frederick George Alfred Seaman (Born Harston 1891) joined the Army Service Corps in 1914 and served on the Western Front and Mesopotamia. He was demobbed from Baghdad in 1919.