Robert John Irvine REDPATH

REDPATH, Robert John Irvine

Service Number: 1455
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tweedvale, South Australia, 22 May 1891
Home Town: Lobethal, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Warehouseman
Died: Died of wounds, At sea (HS Gloucester Castle), 7 May 1915, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at Sea,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lobethal WW1 Roll of Honor, Lobethal War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Woodside District of Onkaparinga Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

11 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1455, 13th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
11 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1455, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Sydney

Robert John Irvine Redpath

Name: Robert John Irvine Redpath
Service Number: 1455
Place of Birth: Lobethal
Date of Birth: 22 May 1891
Place of Enlistment: Liverpool, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 13 November 1914
Age at Enlistment: 23 years 6 months
Next of Kin: Father, R.Redpath / Lobethal
Occupation: Warehouseman
Religion: Presbyterian
Rank: Private
Robert’s unit, the 13th Battalion, 2ndReinforcement, embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A48 Seeang Bee on 11 February 1915, bound for Gallipoli. On 7 May he was wounded at Gallipoli and died of his wounds on H.S. Gloucester Castle later that day. Robert was buried at sea between Gallipoli and Alexandria by Captain Welford. He is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Gallipoli. Robert’s father received his son’s Memorial Plaque and Victory Medal in 1922.

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Roberts family emigrated from Scotland in 1887 His father Robert Ritchie Redpath was the manager of the Onkaparinga Woollen Mill in Tweedvale (Lobethal) . His brother William Ritchie Redpath went on to establish a successful Woollen Mill in Geelong