Private Robert Henry Redman
242223 2/5th Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action 29th August 1918
Lived at 10 Hobart Street
Buried in H.A.C. Cemetery, France
Commemorated on the St. Peters Memorial
Burnley Express 18th September 1918

Robert Henry Redman was born in Burnley the son of Mrs Redman, of 10 Hobart Street, Burnley. He enlisted as Private 242223 2nd/5th Bn King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. He was killed in action, aged 23, on Thursday 29th August 1918 and is buried at H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein, Pas de Calais in grave VI D 6.

The Burnley Express of 18th September 1918 reported that:-
“ Mrs Redman, of 10 Hobart Street, received official notification that her son Pte. Robert Henry Redman had been killed in action on August 29th . Pte Redman was 23 years of age and joined up three years ago being placed in the King’s Own Royal Lancasters. The greater portion of his service has been in France. His last leave home was just three weeks before being killed. His ordinary occupation was weaving being employed at Park Shed. He was connected with the Parish Church of St Peter where he had been brought up and his name appears on the roll of honour. He was a member of the young men’s class in the Sunday school of which he was a regular attender. His only brother is now on active service in India. The deceased was a nephew of Mr John. A Edmondson and Quarter-Master Sergeant Alan Edmondson..


Robert sitting on left of front row

Robert sitting on ground

Robert in middle of front row



Robert Henry Redman was admitted to St Peter’s Mixed Department on 3/8/03 from St. Peter’s Infant school. His date of birth was 7/10/94. His father was Joseph C. and he lived at 10 Hobart St.. He left on 7/10/04 for Heasandford School (Higher Grade?)

In the Burnley Express Roll of Honour for August 28th 1918 he is remembered by sweetheart Amy. Uncles Allan and John. Auntie Anne and cousin Lilian 35 Forest St.




 


 

 

 

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