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