Wesley Ernest REDFORD

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REDFORD, Wesley Ernest

Service Number: 510
Enlisted: 8 March 1915, Enlisted at Perth, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Watford, Hertfordshire, England, 4 June 1895
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Government School, England
Occupation: Sleeper Cutter
Died: Killed in action, near Albert, France, 1 June 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 1, Row D, Grave 7 Headstone inscription reads: In memory of our only boy's noble sacrifice aged 23
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mundaring War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 510, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Perth, WA
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 510, 28th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 510, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
29 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 510, 28th Infantry Battalion, Shell wound to the right hand(severe) and evacuated to England on 31 July 1916

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 14 years

Son of Ernest and Frances Louise Redford of 'Wesleyholme', Lion Mill, WA

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal