REDMAN, Leslie

Service Number: 3305
Enlisted: 28 March 1916, at Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Goolwa, South Australia, 1886
Home Town: Keith, Tatiara, South Australia
Schooling: Kingston State School
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed in action, near Bellicourt, France , 29 September 1918
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Keith War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3305, 32nd Infantry Battalion, at Adelaide
27 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3305, 32nd Infantry Battalion
27 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3305, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Malakuta, Adelaide
29 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3305, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal

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Biography contributed by Modbury High School

Leslie Redman was born in Goolwa in 1886, and attended school in Kingston. As an adult he worked as a grazier at Keith, in rural South Australia.His parents lived at Blackfrod Range.

He enlisted in the AIF on 28 March 1916 and shipped out for Europe in June. After a period of training in England he finally reached his unit, the 32nd Battalion, in February 1917. He fought with the 32nd Battalion through that unit's major engagements in 1917 and 1918: at Bapaume, Polygon Wood, Villers-Bretonneux and Amiens. At the final engagement, near Bellicourt in France, he was killed in action on 29 September 1918.