John Alan REDFORD

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REDFORD, John Alan

Service Number: 99
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Randwick, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Millicent, South Australia, 29 September 1889
Home Town: Millicent, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Mount McIntyre School
Occupation: Conductor
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
Memorials: Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Randwick, New South Wales
18 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 99, 1st Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 99, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney

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Biography

"MILLICENT MAN MISSING.

MILLICENT, July 1.- Mr. and Mrs. John Redford, of Mount McIntyre, were notified by the Defence Department on Tuesday that their son, Lce.-Cpl. J. R. ("Alan") Redford had been reported missing. Lce.-Cpl. Redford went from Sydney with the 1st Expeditionary Force, and was promoted in Egypt. He is a promising young soldier, and while in Egypt forwarded to his parents many long and remarkably well written letters describing life and scenes in and around Cairo. He was one of the first batch of Millicent volunteers, every one of whom has now been reported either killed, missing, or wounded." - from the Adelaide Register 03 Jul 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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