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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Redding, John (7636)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 28 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Friday, 3 August 1917 – Port Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 7636            view online service record

65 Esplanade West
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Emma Redding (mother)
65 Esplanade West
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 1917
Ship: HMAT Nestor A71
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 25th Reinforcements

KIA: Sunday, 11 August 1918
Place: France

Private, 8 Infantry, killed in action 18 August, 1918, France, aged 30, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France.

Mother: Mrs Emma REDDING, born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS. Redding enlisted from 65 Esplanade West as a 28-year-old labourer, mother as next of kin; she was shown as Mrs MANNING when his medals were distributed in 1922. His Attestation is somewhat unique in that he could not sign his name, the form appended with a cross, witnessed as “his mark”. No known grave, no eyewitness report, no circular returned.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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