Private John Albert Redman
29178 1/4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action 4th September 1918
in France, aged 20
Lived at 7 Berwick Street
Commemorated on the Loos Memorial France
Burnley Express 14th September 1918 - 14th September 1918

BURNLEY PARENTS ONLY CHILD (BURNLEY EXPRESS 14th September 1918)

Mr.and Mrs. Redman 7 Berwick-street, Westgate, Burnley have got a letter which leaves no doubt that their son, Pte. John. A. Redman, who was their only child, was killed in action on September 4th. The letter, which is from Sec.-Lieut. Thomas, is as follows : - "It is with great regret that I have to inform you of the death of your son, who was killed on september 4th. At the time of his death he was carrying a message from me back to headquarters from an advanced position we had pushed forward during the night, so I was not with him at the time. i have made enquiries from the other messenger who was sent back with him, and from what I can gather they ran up against a party of the enemy, who opened fire and Pte. Redman was hit. He died immediately, and a little later the body was found by men from another regiment. his loss is deeply felt by his comrades, and we all hasten to convey our deepest sympathy.
Pte. redman was 20 years of age, and had been in the France nine months. He was formerly employed as a weaver at woodfield Mill, Trafalgar-street, and was connected with St. Aidan's Church. His father has a brother, Corpl. John Redman, who is in the A.S.C. and who has been in France three and a half years.

 

 

 

 



 

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