The name of a village is RYDZE. There are two villages like that in Poland. look here: mapa.szukacz.pl/ under "miejscowos" write Rydze press "pokaz" you will see two blue dots, one on the very south of Poland near Slovakia. This is a region of Polish mountains were lots of immigration came from.
Your relative was a "kapral", "corporal", which means the lowest rank in the military, very common.